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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Study great thinkers and consider how creativity has developed over the years from Socrates and Plato to Wittgenstein and Jung. Debate, discover and create your own ideas in a supportive and encouraging environment.

Day Schools

18 October 2020
One day, one philosopher: Plato Dr Karim Esmail

14 February 2021
One day, one philosopher: Hegel (On Love) Dr Cecilia Muratori

23 May 2021
One day, one philosopher: Judith Butler Julie Webb

Residential Courses

26-28 June 2020 - Now delivered via remote learning
Different conceptions of the afterlife Dr Alex Carter

2-4 October 2020
An introduction to Islam and Islamic philosophy Dr Karim Esmail

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
Animals in film Dr Loreta Gandolfi and Dr Cecilia Muratori

8-10 January 2021
A short history of creativity Abi Docherty and Dr Alex Carter

12-14 March 2021
The role of metaphors in science Dr Hossein Dabbagh

25-27 June 2021
The Nature of Knowledge Dr Karim Esmail

26-30 July 2021
Wellbeing through philosophy and writing Julie Webb

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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