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Applications are now closed for this programme.

A limited number of additional places are now available on this programme.

The Cambridge Global Summer Programme offers a unique opportunity to draw upon a rich reserve of knowledge and to consolidate their learning in a variety of ways. Participants must normally be from IARU member institutions, but a limited number of places are available for students at institutions of equally high standing. All will benefit immensely from the exchange of ideas with lecturers and with other GSP students.

Predicting the future has been, and still is, a part of every society. Visionaries, philosophers, rulers, warmongers, astronomers, economists, businessmen, politicians and scientists all try to anticipate the future. Using specific examples from both past and present, our ‘visions of the future’ draw on beliefs, medicine, climate change, scientific discovery, international relations and development, financial crises, disease, war and evolution. Which predictions came true? Which have proved, or are likely to prove, false? Debate - naturally - includes predictions about our own future. Additional plenary talks set discussions in context. Students write - and have supervisions - on related historical, philosophical or literary topics.


Programme dates

08 Jul 2018 to 28 Jul 2018

Apply by

10 May 2018


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