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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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Cicero was Rome's leading orator and this weekend you have the opportunity to read one of his superbly moulded speeches: in Pro Caelio, Cicero defends young Marcus Caelius Rufus on charges of political violence. This is no dry legal speech, but one in which Cicero uses his acerbic rhetoric to attack his client's lover, Clodia - painting a vivid picture of the violent times of the Roman Republic. If you prefer myth to the reality of the court room, then choose to read Book 3 of Ovid's Metamorphoses, where you will encounter mad dogs, a fiery thunderbolt and a boy falling in love with...his own reflection. There is never a dull moment in Ovid's witty re-writing of Greek myth. Whichever text you choose, there will be plenty of friendly discussion as we wrestle together with the power of the Latin language.


Fees and bursaries

Fees for weekend courses cover tuition, meals (except breakfast) and refreshments, including morning coffee and afternoon tea during teaching hours, and travel on excursions (but not entrance fees to properties visited). Accommodation can be booked for an additional fee and includes breakfast.

VAT does not apply to course fees and there is no service charge (gratuities to domestic staff are left to your discretion). It is sometimes possible to stay for extra nights or extra meals, or to invite guests to meals, at an additional cost and by prior arrangement with the Admissions team.

If you do not wish to pay in full at the time of booking, you may pay a 15% registration fee as a deposit by credit/debit card. The balance will automatically be taken two weeks before the start of the course. If you wish to pay by cheque, you will need to pay in full when the booking is made.

You may cancel a course booking at any time. After the 14 day cancellation period has expired, the standard ICE course cancellation policy will apply. Please view our refund and cancellation policy for further details.

Cambridge University Press Bursaries for teachers

The Cambridge University Press (CUP) Bursary Fund offers a bursary of 50% of the course fee to applicants who teach in a UK state school or state-funded further education institution, applying to study a day school, weekend course or online course.

Course dates

08 Mar 2019 to 10 Mar 2019

Course duration

1 weekend

Apply by

04 Mar 2019

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


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

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