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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Our Virtual Summer Festival of Learning allows you to study with us from wherever you are in the world. So whether you’re a student, a professional, a life-long learner or retiree, signing up could be the start of your learning journey with us. Aimed at adults, the Summer Festival brings together over 85 one-week courses and 60 talks delivered by leading Cambridge academics and invited subject specialists. 

Festival Courses

Our one-week courses are designed to introduce you to new subjects or further your studies in familiar disciplines. With over 85 courses to choose from you can combine a range of topics or select several in the same stream. Taught through pre-recorded sessions, each course also offers a daily discussion forum, giving you the opportunity to share ideas with other participants, pose questions and explore the subject further. 


Festival Talks

The Summer Festival also include a series of over 60 talks providing fascinating glimpses into a variety of subjects on offer here at the University, and covering the latest research, global current affairs and a range of other topics. 


Virtual Pre-University Summer Programme

We are also running a Virtual Pre-University Summer Programme for high-school students from across the globe. This programme will provide an opportunity to explore a wide variety of subjects, as students prepare for future undergraduate study at leading global universities.


What our students say:

You can read our students stories here

To continue your learning journey, see other pathways for study with University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education by clicking here.

The University's Virtual Summer Festival of Learning reflects our mission 'to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence'.

Professor Graham Virgo QC (Hon), Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)