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ICE historian Dr Samantha Williams publishes new book

13 June 2018

In her new book Dr Samantha Williams, ICE's Academic Director for Local and Regional History, examines illegitimacy, unmarried parenthood and the old and new poor laws in a period of rising illegitimacy and poor relief expenditure. In doing so, she explores the experience of being an unmarried mother from courtship and...

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Britain and the Holocaust: new online courses at ICE

11 June 2018

The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education is pleased to announce that it will be starting an exciting series of online courses on the topic of Britain and the Holocaust . During the academic year 2018-19, we will be launching a series of three courses starting in September 2018 with The Refugee Crisis...

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TLS editor, Stig Abell, to chair judging panel for prestigious BBC National Short Story Award 2018

10 April 2018

The BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University (NSSA) today announced the editor of the Times Literary Supplement, Stig Abell, as their new Chair of Judges after TV presenter Mel Giedroyc stood down due to unforeseen work commitments. Abell, a double first in English from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, is a...

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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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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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