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Come along to one of our many public lectures and other events throughout the year. These talks are given by leading experts from the University of Cambridge and beyond, and are an important part of our commitment to public engagement.

Forthcoming Lectures

Event date: 
Thursday, 21 June, 2018 - 16:30
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Do you read stories to your children? Do you play tennis, or go swimming with your children? Do you cook, sing, or garden with your children? Have you ever considered doing some maths with your children? This free taster workshop is for parents who would like to know more about enjoying mathematics with their children.

Event date: 
Sunday, 24 June, 2018 - 09:30
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Journey through time and learn about the history of herbal medicine and the plants living in the garden today. A rare opportunity to meet the herbalists and members of Madingley Hall's experienced garden team.

Event date: 
Sunday, 24 June, 2018 - 13:30
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Journey through time and learn about the history of herbal medicine and the plants living in the garden today. A rare opportunity to meet the herbalists and members of Madingley Hall's experienced garden team.

Event date: 
Saturday, 7 July, 2018 - 09:30
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

We are delighted to announce a new annual festival of creative writing. To mark our partnership with the BBC National Short Story Award, this festival will celebrate the short story.

Event date: 
Thursday, 27 September, 2018 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Do you read stories to your children? Do you play tennis, or go swimming with your children? Do you cook, sing, or garden with your children? Have you ever considered doing some maths with your children? This series of workshops is for parents who would like to know more about enjoying mathematics with their children.

Event date: 
Thursday, 1 November, 2018 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Do you read stories to your children? Do you play tennis, or go swimming with your children? Do you cook, sing, or garden with your children? Have you ever considered doing some maths with your children? This series of workshops is for parents who would like to know more about enjoying mathematics with their children.

Event date: 
Thursday, 29 November, 2018 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Do you read stories to your children? Do you play tennis, or go swimming with your children? Do you cook, sing, or garden with your children? Have you ever considered doing some maths with your children? This series of workshops is for parents who would like to know more about enjoying mathematics with their children.

Event date: 
Thursday, 7 February, 2019 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Do you read stories to your children? Do you play tennis, or go swimming with your children? Do you cook, sing, or garden with your children? Have you ever considered doing some maths with your children? This series of workshops is for parents who would like to know more about enjoying mathematics with their children.

Event date: 
Thursday, 7 March, 2019 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Do you read stories to your children? Do you play tennis, or go swimming with your children? Do you cook, sing, or garden with your children? Have you ever considered doing some maths with your children? This series of workshops is for parents who would like to know more about enjoying mathematics with their children.

Event date: 
Thursday, 4 April, 2019 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Do you read stories to your children? Do you play tennis, or go swimming with your children? Do you cook, sing, or garden with your children? Have you ever considered doing some maths with your children? This series of workshops is for parents who would like to know more about enjoying mathematics with their children.

Past Lectures

Event date: 
Sunday, 17 June, 2018 - 15:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Do you love the fiction of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers?

Would you like to know more about it?

Crime fiction is as popular today as it was in the 1920s and 1930s – but the stories are very different. Or are they…? Come along to find out more about ‘the golden age’ of crime writing, and what today’s authors can learn from the old masters.

Event date: 
Sunday, 17 June, 2018 - 13:30
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Last year crime fiction overtook 'general and literary fiction' to become the UK's bestselling genre.

What is it about crime writing that readers find so appealing?

In this workshop we will look at how modern crime novels use - and cleverly subvert - universal story dynamics to entertaining effect.

Event date: 
Sunday, 25 March, 2018 - 14:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

The Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) is taking part in the Cambridge Science Festival in 2018 with a programme of events at Madingley Hall on Sunday 25 March.

Event date: 
Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

John Fishwick, President of the British Veterinary Association, looks at some of the challenges facing the UK veterinary profession post-Brexit, such as maintaining a resilient workforce and upholding welfare standards.

Event date: 
Thursday, 30 November, 2017 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Do you read stories to your children? Do you play tennis, or go swimming with your children? Do you cook, sing, or garden with your children? Have you ever considered doing some maths with your children? This series of workshops is for parents who would like to know more about enjoying mathematics with their children.

Event date: 
Saturday, 18 November, 2017 - 09:30
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Join us on Saturday 18 November 2017 at Madingley Hall for a day of writing workshops and readings to mark the launch of the new University of Cambridge Centre for Creative Writing.

Event date: 
Thursday, 16 November, 2017 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Do you read stories to your children? Do you play tennis, or go swimming with your children? Do you cook, sing, or garden with your children? Have you ever considered doing some maths with your children? This series of workshops is for parents who would like to know more about enjoying mathematics with their children.

Event date: 
Tuesday, 7 November, 2017 - 19:15
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Kenneth Armstrong, Professor of European Law at the University of Cambridge, explores what a Brexit transitional framework might look like and whether such a framework is really necessary.

Contact us

If you have any questions about these events or the booking process, please contact enquiries@ice.cam.ac.uk