Weekend courses at Madingley Hall

Our popular weekend courses at Madingley Hall are open to everyone, with most requiring no background knowledge or experience.

  • Study at beautiful Madingley Hall near Cambridge
  • Learn from leading academics in small, informal groups
  • Enjoy award-winning cuisine in our elegant dining room
  • Stay at the Hall or attend as a non-resident

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Available courses

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Title Start Date Status
The poetry of D H Lawrence6 May 2016 Available
Strong-minded women: the 19th-century women's rights movement6 May 2016 Available
The American musical: Broadway to Hollywood6 May 2016 Waiting list
Everyday ethics6 May 2016 Available
Reading Classical Greek: Advanced (verse)13 May 2016 Available
Reading Classical Greek: Advanced (prose)13 May 2016 Available
Reading Classical Greek: Intermediate13 May 2016 Available
Reading Classical Greek: Continuing Beginners (Students who began in September 2014 - Group D)13 May 2016 Available
Reading Classical Greek: Continuing Beginners (Students who began in September 2015 - Group E)13 May 2016 Available
The Cambridge Five and the Soviet espionage offensive against Great Britain13 May 2016 Available
The Grand Tour13 May 2016 Available
Five young artists on the eve of the Great War20 May 2016 Available
Advanced French: Monstres sacrés du cinéma français20 May 2016 Available
Jewish humour in the films of Mel Brooks and Woody Allen20 May 2016 Available
Introduction to Taoist philosophy20 May 2016 Available
The medicinal properties of plants24 June 2016 Available
Survival and revival: the country house in the 20th century24 June 2016 Available
Hardy: novels into film24 June 2016 Available
The masterpieces of French opéra comique24 June 2016 Available
Cyberpsychology: understanding life in the digital era24 June 2016 Available
Tracing ancestry using DNA1 July 2016 Available
Reading Classical Latin: the pleasures of Horace1 July 2016 Available
Eminent Edwardians1 July 2016 Available
The complete Andrea Palladio: architecture, life and legacy1 July 2016 Available
An introduction to the history of English1 July 2016 Available
Tracing the origins of the British using genetics, linguistics and chroniclers8 July 2016 Available
Extinctions: crises in the history of life8 July 2016 Waiting list
The Renaissance garden in Britain: nature produces better fruit if cultivated8 July 2016 Available
Learn to read ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs8 July 2016 Available
Intermediate French: La France et ses terroirs8 July 2016 Available
20th and 21st-century literature: looking forward, looking back8 July 2016 Available
Capability Brown Conference: Moving heaven and earth5 August 2016 Available
Beginners' French: in at the deep end2 September 2016 Available
Elms, limes and maple in history, natural history and literature2 September 2016 Available
Beethoven and the French Revolution2 September 2016 Available
Victorian art, life and love: James Tissot and Atkinson Grimshaw2 September 2016 Available
David Hume and his Enquiry concerning human understanding (1748)2 September 2016 Available
Reading Classical Greek: Advanced (prose)16 September 2016 Available
Reading Classical Greek: Advanced (verse)16 September 2016 Available
Reading Classical Greek: Continuing Beginners (Level 2)16 September 2016 Available
Reading Classical Greek: Beginners (Level 1)16 September 2016 Available
Advanced German: Marcel Beyer's Flughunde16 September 2016 Available
The architecture of Burgundy and Southern Champagne16 September 2016 Available
Reading Classical Greek: Intermediate16 September 2016 Available
Life of the Pharoah16 September 2016 Available
Medieval Latin for beginners16 September 2016 Available
Existence and authenticity: an introduction to Existentialism30 September 2016 Available
Whirlygigs and Fenland Tigers30 September 2016 Available
International development: old problems and new solutions30 September 2016 Available
The paintress through history30 September 2016 Available
The Great British musical30 September 2016 Available
Reading Classical Latin: Introduction to Latin poetry and prose7 October 2016 Available
Intermediate Russian: folk songs, romances, opera, bards7 October 2016 Available
Renaissance Venice, the city of light and colour: art, architecture and music7 October 2016 Available
The dark years: occupied France 1940-447 October 2016 Available
The archaeology of the Bronze Age Aegean: from Cycladic figurines to Mycenaean palaces7 October 2016 Available
The art and architecture of Reynolds14 October 2016 Available
A world of words: workshops for writers14 October 2016 Available
Introduction to Islam and Islamic philosophy14 October 2016 Available
The Royal Flying Corps, the Western Front and British military air power during WWI14 October 2016 Available
The short stories of Katherine Mansfield21 October 2016 Available
Intermediate French: La France en chansons21 October 2016 Available
Creative writing for teachers21 October 2016 Available
Wind chamber music weekend21 October 2016 Available
Finding medieval in modern villages21 October 2016 Available
Poetry masterclass: Three striking new voices31 October 2016 Available
Roman architecture: a lasting legacy4 November 2016 Available
James VII and II4 November 2016 Available
Science fiction cinema, 1968-8411 November 2016 Available
Outsiders in Shakespeare's Venice: race, religion and sexuality in Othello and The Merchant of Venice11 November 2016 Available
Your face, my fortune: British portrait painting through the ages11 November 2016 Available
Science writing11 November 2016 Available
Early Netherlandish art c.1550: Pieter Bruegel the Elder and his contemporaries18 November 2016 Available
Intermediate Spanish: indigenous cultures from Latin America18 November 2016 Available
Introduction to philosophy: knowledge and reality18 November 2016 Available
Charlie Chaplin: the contradictory genius18 November 2016 Available
Epigenetics: introduction and selected topics18 November 2016 Available
Reading Classical Greek: Advanced (prose)25 November 2016 Available
Reading Classical Greek: Advanced (verse)25 November 2016 Available
Reading Classical Greek: Intermediate25 November 2016 Available
Reading Classical Greek: Continuing Beginners (Level 2)25 November 2016 Available
Reading Classical Greek: Continuing Beginners (Level 1)25 November 2016 Available
Reading Classical Latin: Virgil and war25 November 2016 Available
Reading Classical Latin: Cicero against Verres25 November 2016 Available
Advanced French: Comtesse de Ségur née Rostopchine25 November 2016 Available
Curating classical antiquity25 November 2016 Available

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