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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 prehistory to Tudor and Stuart times, South-West Britain has been a crucible of resistance to invaders and occupiers. In the post-Roman period the mysterious and quasi-historical figure of King Arthur looms large: his name still haunts the marshes, hilltop-forts, and cliffs of the region. In the 9th century, King Alfred used the Isle of Athelney in Somerset as a refuge from which to plan and launch the successful West Saxon fightback against the Danes. In the 10th century Alfred's successors sought to expand West Saxon power into the ancient Celtic kingdoms of Cornwall and Wales.  This course examines some of the issues of layered identities arising from Anglo-British relations in this highly significant area of Britain.


Course dates

24 Jul 2022 to 30 Jul 2022

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

26 Jun 2022

Course director


Summer Programme
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

Credits dependent on home institution

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code