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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This course is part of the Summer Programme 2022.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

From its murky beginnings in the 18th century, through the great Victorian statesmen and wartime leaders, to today’s controversies of Brexit and Boris Johnson, the office of Prime Minister has always been at the centre of controversy. It has shaped British politics, changed British society, made and maybe broken the United Kingdom itself. But what does it mean to be Prime Minister? How much power does the office command? This course will look at the development of this highest office in the land from the Georgians to Johnson. Find out what has changed – and what has stayed the same.


Course dates

17 Jul 2022 to 23 Jul 2022

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

26 Jun 2022

Course director


International Summer Programme
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

Credits dependent on home institution

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code