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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


The University is globally renowned for scientific achievement and innovation. We draw on this expertise to offer courses to inform and inspire, whether unlocking the past, or glimpsing the future.

Day Schools

12 September 2020
Herbal traditions for health Julie Dore, Schia Mitchell Sinclair and Beverley Meredith-Bailey

12 September 2020
Dynamic Earth – volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis Dr Peter Sheldon

29 November 2020
One day, one concept: Robotics Dr Thomas Thuruthel

12 December 2020
The medieval English hospital Professor Carole Rawcliffe

18 April 2021
One day, one concept: renewable energy TBC

18 July 2021
One day, one concept: antimicrobial resistance Dr Thomas O’Brien

Residential Courses

5-11 June 2020 - Now delivered via remote learning
Renaissance arts and sciences ​Piers Bursill-Hall

24-26 July 2020 - Now delivered via remote learning
Take three trees: Ash, Mountain Ash and Alder Dr Patrick Harding

7-9 August 2020
Tracing the origins of the British using genetics, linguistics and chroniclers Dr Peter Forster

11-13 September 2020
The evolution of human genetic diversity Dr Mircea Iliescu

3-4 October 2020
Ancient Technology Piers Bursill-Hall

12-14 February 2021
Charles Darwin: history and legacy Craig Gershater

12-14 March 2021
Further geology: more rocks, minerals and fossils Dr Peter Sheldon

26-28 March 2021
Forensic science Dr Peter Forster, Dr Corinne Duhig, Dr Lata

25-27 June 2021
The geological history of Britain Dr Peter Sheldon

9-11 July 2021
Ancient Medicine Piers Bursill-Hall

16-18 July 2021
The medicinal use of plants Dr Patrick Harding

Weekly courses

9 June – 7 July 2020 - TBC
Ideas that science forgot Dr Jane Gregory

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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Inspire your friends and family with a Continuing Education Gift Voucher - valid for short courses and online courses at ICE