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ICE archaeologist Dr Gilly Carr invited to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to honour British Hero of the Holocaust

25 January 2018

Dr Gilly Carr was invited to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Tuesday 23 January 2018 as part of their Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations. Following extensive research by Gilly, Jersey woman Dorothea Weber née Le Brocq was being recognised at the ceremony as a British Hero of the Holocaust. ​ The event was led by...

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Mel Giedroyc and Katie Thistleton to chair judging panel for BBC Short Story Awards

11 December 2017

The BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University (NSSA) today calls for submissions for the 13th year with television presenter, author and actress Mel Giedroyc chairing the judging panel for the 2018 award. Mel, who has co-hosted a myriad of television shows including The Great British Bake-Off , has written...

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ICE archaeologist launches new exhibition highlighting Nazi victims in the Channel Islands

19 October 2017

Produced in collaboration with ICE's Academic Director for Archaeology, Dr Gilly Carr , 'On British Soil: Victims of Nazi Persecution in the Channel Islands' runs until 9 February 2018 at the Wiener Library, London. Thousands of people, including slave labourers, political prisoners and Jews, were persecuted during the...

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University of Cambridge supports BBC Short Story Awards

27 September 2017

The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education is delighted to be supporting the BBC National Short Story Award, the BBC Young Writers’ Award and the BBC Student Critics’ Award, in a three-year partnership starting in 2018. These awards already serve to highlight the BBC’s commitment to the short story form...

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Do you have an A14 story to tell? ICE appoints A14 Writer in Residence

8 September 2017

Do you use the A14? Perhaps you live nearby, use it to get to work, or are part of the construction team working on the A14 improvement scheme? Then the A14 Writer in Residence wants to hear from you! Daisy Johnson, a librarian, children’s writer and blogger from York, will take up this unique new role on 6 September. The...

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Young Leaders meet The Queen

30 June 2017

Young people who are working to preserve the environment, tackle bullying in schools, and promoting gender equality were recognised by the Queen at Buckingham Palace last night – following a year of leadership studies provided by the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE). The Queen’s Young Leaders...

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The Anglo-Saxon Fenland: a new book by Dr Susan Oosthuizen

27 June 2017

The Anglo-Saxon Fenland , the latest book by Dr Susan Oosthuizen, Reader in Medieval Archaeology at ICE, has just been published. It unexpectedly reveals a traditional landscape managed by relatively prosperous communities who lived in stable societies into which newcomers from north-west Europe were absorbed. The 'dark' ages have finally stumbled into the light.

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Dr Nigel Kettley awarded prestigious teaching prize

22 June 2017

We are delighted to announce that Dr Nigel Kettley , ICE’s Academic Director for Education and Social Science, has been awarded a prestigious Pilkington Prize for his outstanding teaching. The 24th annual Pilkington Prizes , which honour excellence in teaching across the University of Cambridge, were held at Gonville...

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Pride and Prejudice in the open air at the ICE Summer Festival

21 June 2017

Theatre, movies, concerts, a sustainable food festival and fascinating lectures – all at the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education at Madingley Hall from June to September. An outdoor theatre performance of Pride and Prejudice and an open-air movie showing of The Theory of Everything are just two...

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Discover how psychology swayed your Brexit vote

29 March 2017

Learn about the psychology of politics (and other fascinating topics) at the Institute of Continuing Education’s Open Day – Saturday 1 April, Madingley Hall Psychology and neuroscience could help us to understand how we voted in the Brexit referendum, says ICE psychologist De Lee de-Wit. Britain’s decision to leave the EU...

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