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The Michael Holroyd Prize for 'Recreative' literature awarded at Madingley Hall

16 May 2016

When the highly acclaimed biographer Michael Holroyd first addressed Creative Writing Masters students at ICE in October 2013 he drew attention to the term ‘non-fiction’ as an essentially negative expression – describing what it was not rather than what it was – and proposed a new term which also took account of the...

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Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown walk opened as part of CB300 celebrations

31 March 2016

The Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) has created a new walk in the grounds of Madingley Hall, in honour of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown's Tercentenary. Professor Sir Mike Gregory, Acting Director of the Institute of Continuing Education, unveiled the Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown Tercentenary Walk at ICE's annual Open...

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New Director of ICE announced as Dr James Gazzard

25 February 2016

We are delighted to announce the appointment of James Gazzard as the next Director of the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE). Jim is currently Professor of Workforce Futures and Associate Dean for Postgraduate Taught Courses, Enterprise and Engagement in the University of East Anglia’s Faculty of Medicine and Health...

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ICE archaeologist Gilly Carr discovers grave of Nazi victim in BBC investigation

5 November 2015

ICE archaeologist Dr Gilly Carr has discovered the grave of a long-lost Nazi victim as part of a BBC Inside Out investigation. Sidney Ashcroft was deported from Nazi-controlled Guernsey for stealing food and punching a German soldier in an attempt to protect his mother. Sidney was one of the 'Guernsey Eight' - a group of...

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Dr Susan Oosthuizen elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

15 October 2015

Dr Susan Oosthuizen, Reader in Medieval Archaeology and ICE's Academic Director for Historic Environment, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (RHS). Since it was founded in 1868 the RHS has become the foremost society in the UK working with professional historians and advancing the scholarly study of...

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Dr Ed Turner awarded prestigious teaching prize

25 August 2015

We are delighted to announce that Dr Ed Turner, ICE’s Academic Director for Biological Sciences, has been awarded a prestigious Pilkington Prize for his outstanding teaching. The 22nd annual Pilkington Prizes , which honour excellence in teaching across the University of Cambridge, were held at Corpus Christi College on 23...

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Rebecca Lingwood appointed Vice-Principal at Queen Mary University of London

19 August 2015

Dr Rebecca Lingwood is set to leave ICE in September after six years as Director of Continuing Education, to take up a prestigious new post as Vice-Principal for Student Experience, Teaching and Learning at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Rebecca will be responsible for supporting and developing the educational...

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Summer Schools nominated for prestigious marketing award

9 June 2015

ICE’s International Summer Schools’ 2015 publicity campaign has been nominated for a prestigious Heist Award for Education Marketing. The campaign was shortlisted in the ‘Best Student Recruitment Campaign’ category, having successfully increased student enrolments during the month of March by 10% in 2015 compared with the...

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Report highlights biodiversity of Madingley Hall gardens

15 April 2015

Cambridge BioBlitz 2014 was held on 28 June in the grounds of Madingley Hall, home of the Institute of Continuing Education. The results are now in, with the event recording over 380 species of plants and animals! Dr Ed Turner, Teaching Officer in Biological Sciences at the Institute of Continuing Education, said: "This...

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Madingley Hall achieves Sustainable Restaurant 2 Star Rating

20 March 2015

We are delighted to announce that ICE's headquarters, Madingley Hall, has recently been awarded 2 stars from the Sustainable Restaurant Association. This award recognises the ongoing work of our catering team to produce local, seasonal and ethically sourced meals. To achieve this accolade the Hall underwent a stringent...

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