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Lifelong Learning

Our Lifelong Learning courses are designed to inspire and encourage further study for personal enrichment. Our courses can serve as an opportunity to pursue an interest in something completely different, or to continue studying a subject that has intrigued you for some time.

Recognised for their excellent teaching, fascinating subject matter, and inspiring speakers, our courses attract new and returning students, and mostly take place at Madingley Hall, just outside Cambridge.

Our courses may be short, but the impact of even the shortest can be far-reaching. Join us and see for yourself.

Subject areas

Ancient and Classical Worlds

Archaeology and Landscape History

Art and Architectural History

Creative Writing, Literature and Film


Language and Culture


Politics and International Relations


Psychology and Social Sciences

Science and History of Science

Super Tuesday Courses

For the Academic Year 2019/20 we are introducing a new format through our regular series of Tuesday courses. With morning sessions from 10am to 1pm and afternoon classes from 2pm to 5pm. You can choose to attend just the morning or afternoon or, as the  programme is carefully curated to spark imaginations across the day, why not join us for both? Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided with light meals available to purchase.

Browse our Tuesday course offering

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Buy a Gift Voucher

Inspire your friends and family with a Continuing Education Gift Voucher - valid for short courses and online courses at ICE

Browse our 2019/20 prospectus


Contact us


Lifelong Learning: +44 (0)1223 764637
Admissions: +44 (0)1223 746262

If you are a tutor with ideas for short courses, please submit them here.