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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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Simone Weil in 1921

An introduction to the life, philosophy and religious mysticism of Simone Weil. As influential as her thought has become, Weil wrote that she felt ‘as invisible as dead leaves’. In this short course, we will rake over those leaves to examine a ‘genius akin to that of the saints’ (T. S. Eliot), that of the ‘only great spirit of our times’ (Albert Camus).


Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

13 Oct 2015 to 10 Nov 2015

Course duration

5 week(s)

Course fee


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


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

Qualifications / Credits


Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code