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Read more at: Cambridge Independent: Are we reading less because of social media?

Cambridge Independent: Are we reading less because of social media?

18 October 2019

With the ever-increasing use of social media in our day-to-day lives, ICE tutor Tyler Shores brings into question the impacts of the 'infinite scroll' on our reading habits and how we can go about strengthening our brain reading muscles in this digital world. --- Read the full article in the Cambridge Independent ...

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Read more at: The Conversation: Dr Jenny Bavidge discusses how the climate crisis is affecting stories not even about the environment

The Conversation: Dr Jenny Bavidge discusses how the climate crisis is affecting stories not even about the environment

16 October 2019

Written for The Conversation during an academic conference on Literature and the Environment at Plymouth University, ICE Academic Director in Literature and self-confessed "eco-lit nerd" Dr Jenny Bavidge, considers the kinds of stories that succeed in informing and convincing people about the climate and ecological...

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Read more at: Ely Standard: 'New Horizons Bursaries' at the University of Cambridge ICE

Ely Standard: 'New Horizons Bursaries' at the University of Cambridge ICE

27 September 2019

ICE has recently launched a new bursary scheme which will cover the full costs of studying an online or short course here at the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education. The 'New Horizons' bursaries have been created in partnership with the CHS Group , a charitable housing association supporting those...

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Read more at: September start for ‘Super Tuesdays’

September start for ‘Super Tuesdays’

18 September 2019

In the last edition of Inside ICE, we revealed our new ‘Super Tuesday’ lifelong learning programme, bringing three-hour courses covering more than 20 subjects to Tuesday mornings and afternoons. The full ‘Super Tuesday’ programme, beginning on September 24th, is now available and open to all adults, regardless of age or...

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Read more at: The ICE students bringing science to life for us all

The ICE students bringing science to life for us all

18 September 2019

Science has profound consequences for individuals, businesses, communities and the natural world. Increasingly, scientists recognise that those impacts must be openly discussed if they want wider society – be that the general public, companies, funding bodies or policy makers – to engage with the benefits and challenges of...

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Read more at: Spotlighting Britain’s hidden Holocaust past

Spotlighting Britain’s hidden Holocaust past

18 September 2019

After starting academic life as a prehistorian, Senior Lecturer Dr Gilly Carr , Course Director of ICE’s Postgraduate Certificate in Britain and the Holocaust , was inspired to investigate the archaeology of World War II. And so began a twelve-years-and-counting career dedicated to unearthing the unspoken history of the...

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Read more at: From suffrage to sustainability – the genesis and flowering of lifelong learning

From suffrage to sustainability – the genesis and flowering of lifelong learning

18 September 2019

The Institute of Continuing Education’s accessible programme of part-time adult learning pre-dates Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone. Inside ICE digs into the Institute’s history and shows how its founders may have been 150 years ahead of their time. Earning the right to learn Professor James Stuart often gets the credit...

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Read more at: ICE leads University’s push for sustainability

ICE leads University’s push for sustainability

18 September 2019

ICE was delighted to once again attain platinum status as part of the University of Cambridge’s commitment to the NUS environmental accreditation scheme, Green Impact. The 2019 Green Impact Awards, organised by the University’s Environment and Energy team with support from the NUS, took place, fittingly, at the David...

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Read more at: Dial M for Madingley: Sophie Hannah unravels the mysteries of crime writing

Dial M for Madingley: Sophie Hannah unravels the mysteries of crime writing

18 September 2019

Sophie Hannah’s glittering literary career has already spanned everything from poetry, self-help and the Moomins to contemporary crime and Hercule Poirot. Now Sophie’s turned her hand to the role of Course Director as she leads ICE’s new Master of Studies in Crime and Thriller Writing. Academic Director, Dr Midge Gillies...

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Read more at: Beyond results – how one teacher is changing her subject for good

Beyond results – how one teacher is changing her subject for good

18 September 2019

English teacher, Samantha Orciel , grew up in Gibraltar before coming to the UK as the first in her family to go to University. Now, as Head of English at Notre Dame High School, a state secondary school in Norwich, Samantha is finding inspiration for herself and her pupils through the Advanced Subject Teaching Master of...

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