Summer course: A Window on Iona

You’ll have the opportunity to stay in the abbey itself, to attend lectures on the history, culture and folklore of Iona, on St Columba and the early Church, on Celtic sculpture and early Celtic literature, to go on field trip to ionic places like Staffa, and to take part in a series of evening social events ranging from a ceilidh to a conversational Gaelic class for beginners


Combining field trips, site visits and academic lectures, our summer schools merge our university courses with tour guiding to create a learning holiday or field-school experience. In May 2015, the Centre for Nordic Studies will for the first time be offering course weeks on the beautiful historic island of Iona, in conjunction with the Iona Community.

Be guided through the historical and spiritual landscape of this beautiful island by Prof Donna Heddle and Dr Victoria Whitworth (UHI). Each day will feature academic lectures on the history, culture and folklore of Iona, on St Columba and the early Church, on Celtic sculpture and early Celtic literature, with escorted field excursions, including a boat trip to Staffa and Fingal’s Cave and additional social activities.

Guests will receive Summer School handbooks and ‘goody bags’ and enjoy the unique experience of the common life of the Abbey.

Single and double rooms available. Price for this week £750 (incl. field trips).

 

Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor, Master, PhD, Other
CountryUnited Kingdom
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity of the Highlands and Islands
Begin date16.05.2015
End date22.05.2015
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits0.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyHistory and archaeologyHumanities (others)Sociology and cultural studies
Teaching placeIona, Scotland
Tagsfield schoolculturesummer schoolhistoryreligionfolklore
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