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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This course is part of the Summer Programme 2022.

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 this wide-ranging introduction to the history of life, we show how fossils get preserved, sometimes in surprising detail, and investigate various aspects of evolution as seen in the fossil record. The course encompasses four billion years of organisms; from microbes through extinct groups such as trilobites, dinosaurs, and mammoths to the present biosphere. Samples from a fine collection of fossils support the teaching.


Course dates

31 Jul 2022 to 06 Aug 2022

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

26 Jun 2022

Course director


Summer Programme
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

Credits dependent on home institution

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code