The following courses will be offered in 2017, and please click on the course title links to access the course outlines and instructor information:

Week 1

An Architectural History of Cambridge University

The British Empire in the nineteenth century

Literatures of travel and exploration in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain

A thousand years of the British monarchy, 1066-2017

Week 2

Cambridge Scientists and Explorers, 17th Century to the present day

The History of Art in Cambridge Collections

Jane Austen’s Accomplishments

The Lives of Winston Churchill: from Victorian Britain to end of empire


In addition to the academic courses there will be a series of evening guest lectures covering topics of general interest.  In 2016 lectures were given by the Master of Corpus Christi on the role of the master in Cambridge colleges, his diplomatic career in the Middle East and current events in Syria and Iraq; by Professor John Hatcher on the Black Death and specifically its impact on the city and University of Cambridge; by Dr Geoffrey Edwards on Brexit; and by Dr Ewan St John Smith on the peculiarities of the naked mole-rat and what we can learn from them.

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