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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

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How much of our enjoyment of literature comes from our innate human musicality, from the sounds of the words as we read? Using a mix of prose, poetry and literary criticism from 1800 onwards, we celebrate literature’s oral roots, revelling in the sounds of words and witnessing ‘melodies’ of imagery and structure snaking in and out of texts. Modern audio books allow ‘songful’ elements to come to the fore, but historically books were always read aloud – and think back to oral tradition itself, including such giants as Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. This course will encourage you to become a skilled reader in what Robert Louis Stevenson described as ‘the melody of letters’. 

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Requirements

Who can book? 

Our weekend courses are open to participants over the age of 18 and courses are taught at approximately first-year undergraduate level. No academic qualifications are required and most courses are suitable for students who are new to the subject. Please ensure that you complete any required reading listed in your course materials before the course starts to enable you to fully participate and get the maximum enjoyment out of your course. 

English language requirements 

If your first language is not English, you will need to satisfy yourself that you have the required near-native command of the language to get the maximum benefit from studying with us. 

Accessibility for students with support requirements 

We make every effort both to anticipate and to make reasonable adjustments to meet the needs of students with support requirements including those with unseen disabilities, including mental health conditions, and specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia. 

Please ensure you let us know about any support requirements when booking so that we can offer you the support and advice you require before your course starts, enabling a smooth transition to your studies. 

If when booking you indicate that you require additional support, you will be sent a Student Additional Requirements Form (SARF) to complete. The form asks for further details about your requirements and support needs, and requests that you submit supporting evidence. 

If you have any particular requirements or queries please contact the Disability Liaison team at da@ice.cam.ac.uk 

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Course dates

07 Jun 2024 to 09 Jun 2024

Course duration

1 Weekend

Apply by

27 May 2024

Course fee

£380

Accommodation fees

Single room: £75 per night

Double/Twin room £65 per person, per night (2 people sharing)

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

Venue

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

Qualifications / Credits

Non-accredited

Course code

2324NRX039