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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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The past might be your grandfather’s experience of the Great War, the secret life of your house or your parents’ early years as newcomers to post-war Britain. Whether you’re just starting out or have already begun writing, this weekly course will help you to think more deeply about the past and the most compelling way to present it to your reader.

Workshops will give you the chance to experiment with your own writing and boost your confidence in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. We will look at how you can make research work for you, the use of imagination in non-fiction and how to sustain your writing momentum.


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

05 May 2016 to 02 Jun 2016

Course duration

5 week(s)

Course fee


Course director

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