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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

This course is part of the International Summer Programme 2023.

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.

Medieval culture was highly visual and used multiple codes of position, colour, symbol and allusion to carry complex meanings. This art retains the power to intrigue and baffle. From funerary monuments to gargoyles the meaning and interpretation of medieval art has been contested and mythologised through the centuries. This course uses media such as stained glass and misericords to ponder how meaning is constructed and communicated through visual imagery. It also addresses wider questions of how we can identify legitimate meaning and understand visual codes in a contextual way. 


Course dates

23 Jul 2023 to 29 Jul 2023

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

25 Jun 2023

Course director


International Summer Programme
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

Credits dependent on home institution

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code