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Our Creative Writing Retreat held at the Institute's stunning 16th-century mansion, Madingley Hall, is designed for those who ‘just want to write’ in supportive and welcoming surroundings. This is the perfect opportunity to finish (or perhaps start) that writing project, a chance to give yourself the time and space to think and write in an environment ideally suited to your creative needs.

The total cost of the retreat is £800 which covers tuition, accommodation, meals and refreshments. We regret that it is not possible to attend the retreat as a non-residential guest.



With pleasant views over the woods, gardens or courtyard, our bedrooms are all en suite with wi-fi access, a writing desk, digital television and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Meals made using locally-sourced ingredients are served in the magnificent oak-panelled dining hall.

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

06 Jan 2018 to 12 Jan 2018

Course duration

7 day(s)

Course fee


Accommodation fees

Single room: £60 per night

Double/Twin room £50 per person, per night (2 people sharing)


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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