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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


About our courses

If you are looking to widen and strengthen your knowledge of art, enjoy stimulating discussions and develop your own critical responses, these History of Art courses are for you. We run day schools, weekend courses and weekly courses, as well as part-time qualifications leading to full University of Cambridge awards.

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Architectural History

Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice in Architecture Register Interest Apply Now

History of Art

Undergraduate Certificate in History of Art: Classical to Renaissance

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Undergraduate Diploma in History of Art: Renaissance and Baroque Register Interest Apply Now

Historic Building Conservation

MSt in Building History Register Interest Apply Now
MSt in Real Estate Register Interest Apply Now

Undergraduate Advanced Diplomas

Advanced Diploma in Research in the Arts/Sciences Apply Now
Advanced Diploma in Research Theory and Practice Apply Now

Bursaries and student loans available

If you are new to higher education, you could be eligible for a bursary award. You will also be able to pay your fees in instalments, and you may also have access to part-time student loans.

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History of art tutors

Dr Lydia Hamlett

Dr Lydia Hamlett is Academic Director in History of Art at the Institute of Continuing Education and a Fellow and Director of Studies at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. She is writing a book on mural painting in Britain in the long seventeenth century (Routledge 2019). 

Lydia previously worked in the museums and heritage sectors, including at Tate, the Fitzwilliam Museum, Kettle’s Yard and the National Trust. She co-founded, and is on the steering group for, the British Murals Network. Lydia’s PhD (2006) was on ecclesiastical art and architecture in Venice in the Renaissance and she has supervised undergraduates at the University of Cambridge since 2003 on a broad range of subjects.

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