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Winter Festival 18 – 29 January 2021

Bookings are now open


With over 50 courses to choose from, our Virtual Winter Festival of Learning offers a wide variety of subjects, delivered online by leading Cambridge academics and guest subject specialists.  

Whether you're a student, professional, retiree or simply enjoy learning, signing up for our first ever Winter Festival could be the start of your learning journey with us.


Courses cost £149 each. Anyone signing up for one or more courses gets free access to our talks.


Alongside our Winter Festival courses, we are also launching a new series of over 30 talks, showcasing the variety of subjects on offer here at the University, and covering the latest research, global current affairs and a range of other topics. 

The series will include talks on: Artificial Intelligence; Christmas in Cambridge; Pandemic politics; The rise of the superbug; Sherlock Holmes; Stonehenge and The Edwardians and architectural truth.


For a one-off fee of £50 you can access more than 30 talks delivered by Cambridge academics and guest subject specialists.

Give the gift of learning

Why not give the gift of a Winter Festival course or a talks ticket to a loved one this holiday season? Surprise a friend or a family member by announcing your gift, then have them choose their course or ‘talks ticket', and pay for them when they make their booking.

What our students said about the Virtual Summer Festival

"Informative and very thought provoking. Diverse material well-presented and coherently delivered. The course has provided me with a springboard for further study. Excellent value for money."

"This is my first Summer Festival course and I was blown away by how good it was! Thank you so very much."

"An enjoyable and informative course. The format worked particularly well for me as I juggle working from home and childcare." 

You can read more student stories here

If you would like to be added to our mailing list to find out more you can Register your interest 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 Winter 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)