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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


These courses are an opportunity to explore why literature matters. Whether they are guiding you through timeless classics, or offering comment on works springing from your own imagination, our expert tutors invite you to enjoy close reading and interpretation of the texts

Day Schools

28 June 2020 - Now delivered via remote learning
One day, one novel: Little Women Dr Jillian Spivey Caddell

4 July 2020 - Now delivered via remote learning
From the book to the screen: a look into the relationship between cinema, literature and theatre Dr Loreta Gandolfi

13 September 2020
One day, one novel: Margaret Atwood’s Gilead novels Dr Jenny Bavidge

14 November 2020
Shakespeare and magic Valentin Gerlier

15 November 2020
One day, one director: Pedro Almodóvar Dr Loreta Gandolfi

28 November 2020
Beyond Murakami: the essentials of Japanese contemporary literature Dr Vicky Young

31 January 2021
One day, one director: Sofia Coppola Dr Loreta Gandolfi

13 March 2021
Shakespeare and metaphor Josie O’Donoghue

14 March 2021
One day, one novel: Jane Eyre Dr Jenny Bavidge

26 June 2021
Shakespeare and the monarchy Sean McAvoy

27 June 2021
One day, one novel: The Great Gatsby Dr Jillian Caddell

11 July 2021
One day, one director: Quentin Tarantino Dr Loreta Gandolfi

Residential Courses

7-9 August 2020
Britain in the 1960s Dr Colin Shindler

2-4 October 2020
Anglo-Saxon riddles in context Professor Edward James

16-18 October 2020
The Humanities and climate crisis Dr Jenny Bavidge and Dr Simone Kotva

13-15 November 2020
Texts that didn’t make it into the Bible Dr Jane McLarty

27-29 November 2020
Feminism and fantasy by Virginia Woolf: A Room of One’s Own (1929) and Orlando (1928) Dr Claire Nicholson

27-29 November 2020
Animals in film Dr Loreta Gandolfi and Dr Cecilia Muratori

11-13 December 2020
It all started with the Angles, the Saxons and the Jutes Dr Karen Ottewell

8-10 January 2021
Dante’s dark wood: introducing the Divine Comedy Dr Scott Annett

16-18 April 2021
Shakespeare's Falstaff: in the tavern, on the battlefield and in love Dr Clare Smout

30 July -1 August 2021
Cambridge writers and Cambridge readers, 1798-2020 Dr Claire Wilkinson

If you are interested in furthering your study in this subject area, please see our Award-bearing courses here our Online courses here and our International Summer Programme courses here.

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