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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

The ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic script is beautiful and intriguing. This course will help you begin to learn how to read hieroglyphs, or give you the opportunity to practice or widen your skills. You will learn about the language behind the script and will very quickly begin to read real objects from museums and ancient sites.

The course is in workshop format with students working through material chosen to suit their level of experience. The tutor is on hand to give personal instruction, advice, and encouragement, as well as to facilitate group discussion on topics related to language and learning strategies. With students of different experience levels present, new learners will be able to see how more complicated texts are tackled. 


Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Accommodation fees

Single room: £60 per night

Double/Twin room £50 per person, per night (2 people sharing)

Course dates

08 Jul 2016 to 10 Jul 2016

Course duration

1 weekend(s)

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Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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