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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Because of the impact worldwide of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 International Summer Programmes have been replaced by the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

This course is part of the Interdisciplinary Summer Programme Term II 2020.

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.

How might cannabis, ginseng and gingko provide the drugs of the future? Learn which plants can cure or alleviate cancer, chronic pain, depression and dementia. See how ancient herbal remedies and newly-discovered plant compounds have been transformed into modern medicines. Illustrated lectures will be supported by fresh plants and herbal products. No prior botanical, chemical or medicinal knowledge required. Includes a visit to the Cambridge University Botanic Garden (1.7km, 25 mins walk or 15 mins bus).


Course dates

19 Jul 2020 to 01 Aug 2020

Course duration

2 weeks

Apply by

06 Jul 2020

Course director

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


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

Qualifications / Credits


Teaching sessions

Meetings: 10

Course code