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Angela Heung

Angela studied on the 'Adventures in Fiction: Time' course on our Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

This course exceeded my expectations in every way, from the selected course contents, structure, to the delivery methods (powerpoint presentations, author interviews, video analysis). The professor was very responsive, always addressing students' questions in detail and giving us tailored information and guidance as much as possible. Her professionalism and passion for this subject shines through every session.



Ben Wiley

Ben studied on the course 'Moby Dick: an introduction to a great American novel' on the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

The pre-recorded lectures were stimulating, beautifully presented, thoughtfully prepared. They were masterful presentations, never ever felt canned or pre-recorded, but came across as fresh and nuanced.



Desiree Vlekken

Desiree studied on the 'An Introduction to Social Psychology' course on the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

I'm new in this course and it's out of sheer interest that I signed up which I'm glad I did. I also appreciate the teaching method (and subtle humour) which enabled me to brush up my own critical thinking skills considering I finished University 20 years ago. Over-all it was insightful and enjoyable.



Mary McNally

Mary studied on the 'European Cultures of Collecting' course on our Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

It's been an utterly, utterly brilliant course and I am going to try and do an online one in the autumn with ICE - maybe the Italian Renaissance or Northern European one!



Tom Rosenthal

Tom studied on the 'Shakespeare's King Henry V' course on the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

Superb in every way. The daily presentations were concise, well organized, and a helpful guide to the day's work. Discussion prompts were engaging and elicited a variety of points that enriched the course. It was a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend a week.



Penny Davies

Penny studied on the 'Exploring Water in Contemporary Poetry' course on our Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

Just wonderful. An exhilarating, exciting, invigorating week. A time I treasure which will ripple out into the years to come, not just for me but probably for all concerned. The tutor and the other participants all gave so many helpful suggestions it was a complete joy and has enriched my understanding and knowledge of poetry. Thank you.



Rachel Ivell

Rachel studied on the 'Adventures in fiction II: Inspiration' and 'Dangerous books for girls? Fairy tales past and present' courses on our Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

Having the opportunity to still engage with Cambridge ICE, although virtually this time, is something I did not see coming and am extremely grateful for.



Rebecca Sloane

Rebecca studied on the 'Henry VIII and the Politics of Magnificence' course on our Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

I loved the fact that the professor included documents like art works, and interactive maps for us to investigate and study. That made the experience much richer and interesting for me. I also appreciated the fact that she responded to the online forum every day.



Barry Robertson

Barry studied on the 'Writing Fiction: Plot' course on the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

Really interesting, engaging course lecturer. Lots of interaction. I learnt things I would never have learnt by myself just by reading a book or a website and it inspired me to get back to doing some more writing.



Beverly Bevis

Beverly studied on the 'Five Great Poems' course on our Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

I really enjoyed this course, found it enriching and appreciated having background information as well as discussion of the poems themselves. It's hard to believe that each session was only 40 or so minutes long, when each contained so much.



Virtual Winter Festival of Learning

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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)