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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.

Past Lectures

Event date: 
Sunday, 5 August, 2018 - 18:30
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Prior to the screening of La La Land, this workshop gives an insight into some of the key US musicals in film history and how they have contributed to the phenomenon of cinema musicals of which La La Land is one example. Let this workshop rejuvenate your awareness of the genre before you are swept away by the magic of the film itself.

Event date: 
Saturday, 4 August, 2018 - 18:30
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

“The name’s Bond...., James Bond”.

"So very nice to meet you Mr Bond. I understand that you're a Secret Agent? Now, I know that your boss is “M” but who exactly do you work for?" ICE Tutor Ian Shields, an expert in strategic thinking, offers an insight into the world of international relations to get you into the mind of Bond, ready for an evening of espionage on the outdoor big screen. Vodka Martini anyone?

Event date: 
Sunday, 15 July, 2018 - 18:30
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Tragedy and comedy are the two opposing faces of drama yet, on rare occasions, we experience both. Before our screening of a quintessentially British example of tragicomedy, Four Weddings and a Funeral, we will explore the genre's historical and philosophical themes and ask what it is we find so compelling about laughing at death. Discount available if you attend the film screening later in the day.

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: 
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: 
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: 
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, 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.

Contact us

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