Courses for the public in 2013
Madingley Weekly Programme
These courses last for 5 weeks, with one 2-hour class every week. Much of the programme is multi-disciplinary, meaning you get to explore a variety of perspectives on each topic – guided by leading experts from the University of Cambridge. As with many of our programmes, the courses are open to everyone and no qualifications are required.
Weekend courses at Madingley Hall
Our popular weekend programme runs all year round, featuring over 150 courses on subjects ranging from New Testament Greek to the challenges of globalisation. Courses run from Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime, and include meals from our award-winning kitchen. You can choose to stay at Madingley Hall in our comfortable, en-suite accommodation, or attend as a non-resident.
Part-time Cambridge qualifications
We offer a growing number of part-time qualifications at undergraduate level. Subjects include Archaeology, Astronomy, Coaching, English Literature, Genetics, Historic Environment, History of Art, Local History, Philosophy and Religion. We are currently accepting applications for Advanced Diplomas beginning in February 2013.
Our summer schools have been welcoming people to Cambridge from all over the world since 1923 and attract more than 1,000 students each year. Stay in one of Cambridge’s historic colleges during July and August and choose from a variety of interdisciplinary and specialist programmes in Literature, Ancient Empires, Science, History, Shakespeare and Medieval Studies.
NEW: online courses
You can now study at Cambridge wherever you are in the world, with our new online courses. Each course lasts seven weeks and is open to anyone with an interest in the topic. Plus you can try out one of our free 'taster' courses before you enrol, and find out what it's like to study with us online.
Free public lectures and concerts
ICE hosts a number of free events throughout the year at Madingley Hall.
The Madingley Lectures feature leading international authorities speaking on topical issues. Previous speakers have included Lord Rees (Astronomer Royal), Baroness Deech (Chair of the Bar Standards Board) and Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz (Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge).
The Madingley Concerts, meanwhile, are designed to showcase the best young musical talent, giving University Instrumental Award holders the opportunity to work with student composers and perform new pieces alongside more traditional repertoire.
A Cambridge 'college' experience
Most of our teaching takes place at Madingley Hall, a 16th-century manor house three miles to the west of Cambridge with seven acres of gardens and state-of-the-art study facilities.
“Studying at ICE was a privilege and joy. The excellent facilities and supportive staff provide a wonderful environment that enables students to attain a new horizon.” – JM, Certificate student