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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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Do you wonder who lived in your local community in the past or worshipped in its church? Or how many people lived there in past centuries? If so, this short course on local populations may be just what you are seeking. It will concentrate on three basic administrative units: the manor, the parish and the town.  While acknowledging the contributions of landscape and archaeological evidence, this course will concentrate on the numerous written records that all three units generated.  Samples from these records will be used to show how information about past communities can be extracted from them and how this information can be used to reconstruct some aspects of inhabitants’ lives. 


Fees & bursaries


The course fee includes tuition, tea, coffee and lunch and travel on excursions (but not entrance fees to properties visited).

VAT does not apply to course fees and there is no service charge (gratuities to domestic staff are left to your discretion).


You may cancel a course booking at any time. After the 14 day cancellation period has expired, the standard ICE course cancellation policy will apply. Please view our refund and cancellation policy for further details.


The Cambridge University Press (CUP) Bursary Fund offers a bursary of 50% of the course fee to applicants who teach in a UK state school or state-funded further education institution, applying to study a day school, weekend course or online course.


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.

Course dates

04 Jul 2020

Course duration

1 Day

Apply by

20 Jun 2020

Course fee

Home: £110
Overseas: £110

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits


Teaching sessions

Meetings: 1

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