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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


This site for the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning, and the talks published within it, is provided by the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education at to provide an opportunity for people around the globe to be part of the Festivals facilitated by authorised speakers. The site is operated by the Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge whose registered address is Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB23 8AQ.

Accessibility of web pages

We aim to ensure that all of our talks are accessible to users with a variety of needs and across a variety of devices.

Online security

Access to these talks is for registered users only. To sign up, please visit our website

You may use the site only for lawful purposes. You must not use the site:

  • In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation
  • To send, knowingly download, use or re-use any material that does not comply with Content Standards (see below).

Copyright regulations

The Virtual Summer Festival of Learning, c/o International Summer Programmes, Institute of Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge is the owner or licensee of talks published on this site, and copyright laws and treaties around the world protect the materials.

Only persons who have booked the talks with the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning, part of the Institute of Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge may view them.

Any materials or content may not be used for any other purpose than intended without the prior written consent of the copyright owner/s as identified.

The Virtual Summer Festival of Learning c/o International Summer Programmes, part of Institute of Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge has made every reasonable effort to locate, contact and acknowledge copyright owners and wishes to be informed by any copyright owners who are not properly identified and acknowledged in these learning materials so that we can make any necessary corrections. Please refer to the Notice and Takedown Policy below.

Viewer Terms of End-Use

This notice serves as a reminder to viewers not to make unauthorised copies or to distribute provided talks. This statement can be used independently or in conjunction with additional information provided as part of the lecture capture service, where applicable. Viewers are notified that all lecture content is copyrighted material, owned by the speaker, who retains copyright in speaker-authored content. There may also be third parties who own copyright in material which may be included in the content. Copies may not be made; this includes audio recordings of the lecture as well as all accompanying material, presented during the talk. Otherwise, the content, recordings and materials must not be copied, stored or distributed (including by e-mail or attachment or in an intranet or on the internet and social media) unless by statutory exception or with the consent of the rights holders, i.e. the lecturer, the University of Cambridge and third party material rights owners, as applicable. Failure to comply with the terms of this warning may result in disciplinary action by the University and legal claims for copyright infringement.

Limitation of liability

Where the talks provide links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, those links are provided for information only. The University of Cambridge has no control over the contents of those sites or resources or their privacy/data protection policies and accepts no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Notice and takedown policy

If you are a copyright owner and are concerned that you have found material in these learning materials for which you have not given permission, or is not covered by a legal statutory exemption, please contact us in writing stating your contact details and the bibliographical details of the material:

Virtual Summer Festival of Learning c/o International Summer Programmes
Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
Madingley Hall, Cambridge UK, CB23 8AQ

Upon receipt of notification the Institute will acknowledge receipt of your complaint by email or letter and will make an initial assessment of the complaint.

Upon receipt of a valid complaint the material will be temporarily removed from the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning website pending an agreed solution.

Privacy policy

The Privacy Policy for the Institute of Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge is available at and applies to the Virtual Festival of Learning site and all content within it.


Nothing in these conditions of use is intended to nor shall it confer any benefit on a third party whether under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise.

The University of Cambridge's failure or delay to exercise or enforce any right in these conditions of use does not waive the University's right to enforce that right.

If any of these conditions of use should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any country in which these conditions of use are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within that jurisdiction in which that condition of use is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these conditions of use and the remaining conditions of use shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.


These conditions of use and all questions of construction, interpretation, validity and performance under these conditions including non-contractual disputes or claims shall be governed by English law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.