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Because of the impact worldwide of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 International Summer Programmes have been replaced by the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning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

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.

In 1516, Thomas More published Utopia, one of the most influential books of all time. 500 years on, we will look in detail at the Utopia itself and at its place in the history of thought, giving close attention to some key books that help to define its historical and intellectual context - Machiavelli's The Prince, Erasmus's Praise of Folly, and above all, Plato's Republic.


Course dates

31 Jul 2016 to 13 Aug 2016

Course duration

2 week(s)

Apply by

18 Jul 2016

Course director

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


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 10

Course code