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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This weekend you may choose to follow the fortunes of Agricola, the governor of Britain, as told in the brilliant prose of Tacitus, his son-in-law; as Agricola advances into Wales and Scotland, he brings Roman 'civilisation' to Britain through his military campaigns. But in Tacitus' Agricola, you will find plenty of political comment amid the history and eulogy of a Roman commander. Or you may indulge in the splendour of Virgilian verse as Aeneid Book 12 brings the tale of Aeneas to a terrifying finale. Or does it? As frenzied Turnus and dutiful Aeneas come face to face, through a hail of similes, is the future of the Roman race secure? Whichever text you choose, there will be plenty of lively discussion as we try to create a translation that reflects the vibrancy and nuance of the Latin.


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

12 Oct 2018 to 14 Oct 2018

Course duration

1 weekend

Course fee


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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