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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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
I have gained a lot from the weekend. My French has improved considerably; especially my listening skills.
BT, French student
A delightful balance of information and beautiful music interspersed with personal memories and anecdotes.
SB, Music student
The calibre of the tuition has been outstanding – tutors have combined education with passion for their subjects. I have always felt impelled to go on to further study.
AC, History student
It was great that the tutor gave us the space to write and actually work on something and then get feedback on it. His offer to read prior work too really helped in getting the ball rolling. … I loved the staff at the reception, they were so kind and helpful. The catering staff were so courteous and helpfully wonderful. They went out of their way to make things even better. Wished hotels were like this. Wonderful staff.
MH, Creative Writing student