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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, 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, 27 October, 2013 - 15:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

The Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) is taking part in the Cambridge Festival of Ideas in 2013 with a varied programme of free events, including an afternoon at Madingley Hall on Sunday 27...

Event date: 
Wednesday, 23 October, 2013 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Professor Alison Sinclair, Professor of Modern Spanish Literature and Intellectual History, explores Spanish and English popular literature of the 19th century, and how this allows us to think about how we engage with victims, perpetrators, those who lament (or moan) and those who are braggarts.

Event date: 
Thursday, 13 June, 2013 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Professor Stephen Connor, Grace 2 Professor of English, discusses the ways in which literary writers over the last century, including Lewis Carroll, James Joyce and Samuel Beckett, have approached and sometimes embraced mathematical operations in their work, often through reflections on probability.

Event date: 
Tuesday, 7 May, 2013 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Eben Upton, one of the creators of the Raspberry Pi, explains why he set out to design a computer so affordable that every child in Britain could have one, and discusses the staggering response to the Raspberry Pi.

Event date: 
Sunday, 17 March, 2013 - 14:30
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

The Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) will be taking part in the Cambridge Science Festival in 2013 with a programme of free talks at Madingley Hall on Sunday 17 March 2013.

Event date: 
Monday, 18 February, 2013 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

In this talk, based on the ten-year research she undertook for new book Darwin's Ghosts: In Search of the First Evolutionists, novelist and historian of science Professor Rebecca Stott takes us back in time to examine the lives and work of those earlier thinkers who had eluded Darwin.

Event date: 
Monday, 19 November, 2012 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

This lecture deals with whether philosophy is aptly viewed as a science. Professor Colin McGinn suggests that although philosophy is a priori conceptual analysis it is still a science - a formal science. Moreover, it can be described as empirical, natural, experimental science.

Event date: 
Monday, 8 October, 2012 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

The world’s governments failed to meet their pledge of reducing the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010. Wild populations, their habitats, and the benefits they provide for people, are continuing to decline. But is the situation hopeless? In this talk, Professor Andrew Balmford examines a series of case studies where things are getting better rather than worse.

Contact us

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