Weekend courses at Madingley Hall
Our popular weekend courses are open to all, with most requiring no background knowledge or experience. You will be taught in small, informal groups by academics who are expert not only in their subjects but also in teaching students of all ages and experience.
Courses take place at Madingley Hall, a 16th-century country house set in seven acres of landscaped gardens. It is just three miles west of Cambridge, and only 60 minutes from London.
As a weekend student, you will enjoy award-winning cuisine in our elegant dining room and first-rate facilities in an atmospheric and inspiring setting. You can choose to stay at the Hall for the duration of your course, or attend as a non-resident. Find out more about what a weekend course involves.
If you are attending an International Summer School at Cambridge this year, please see our special information about weekend course attendance.
The 2014 weekend programme is now open for bookings. To find out what's on offer, you can either browse the courses below, order a free copy of our Short Courses brochure or download a PDF version (3.88 MB).
Please note: there will be a change to the weekend course timetable from 1 August 2014. Saturday afternoon teaching sessions will start at 15.30 and 17.30 rather than 16.30 and 20.30, with dinner taking place slightly later at 19.30.
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A delightful balance of information and beautiful music interspersed with personal memories and anecdotes.
SB, Music student
Quite the best thing I have ever done.
MB, Poetry student
The Madingley environment is unique, providing excellent teaching, superb food and the opportunity to meet people with the diverse interests in the most beautiful, peaceful surroundings.
BR, Classics student
After a career as a lecturer in literature and linguistics, I've enjoyed being a student again. ICE offers quality courses, in lovely surroundings and good company, well served by friendly staff.
EC, History student
Over the last 10 years I have found the wide variety of weekend courses at Madingley to be a great source of pleasure, as well as information, stimulation and education.
FM, Art History student