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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

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Plant hunting is a tale of taste, trade and taxonomy. The history of plant hunting dates back thousands of years, we will start by exploring ancient introductions of essential and decorative plants. In the 18th century, Sweden’s Carl Linnaeus despatched his botanical students across the world. He also formalised plant nomenclature. From the 19th century, botanical gardens rivalled nurseries in financing plant hunters to take perilous journeys into the unknown. The course will also examine the rich trade in spices, rubber, tea and coffee.

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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

17 Nov 2023 to 19 Nov 2023

Course duration

1 Weekend

Apply by

06 Nov 2023

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

2324NRX009