Madingley Hall, home of the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE), means a great deal to many people.
Making friends here, renewing those friendships on return visits, studying with like-minded people, and enjoying the special atmosphere of the Hall and its gardens: this is what makes Madingley Hall magical and memorable.
These are exciting times for ICE and Madingley Hall and in recognition of our 140th anniversary in 2013, we launched the Friends of Madingley Hall to make it easy for you to strengthen your association with the Hall.
Join the Friends
Membership of the Friends costs just £30 a year. You can join in one of the following ways:
2. Collect a leaflet from Madingley Hall or download a PDF version and return the application form to: ‘Friends’ Membership Secretary, Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridge, CB23 8AQ, UK.
How your membership helps
ICE’s vision is to share Cambridge – communicating its research and scholarship – with as many people as possible, locally and globally, and throughout life. Madingley Hall, as the home of ICE, provides the perfect environment for celebrating learning and life.
So, whether you love Madingley Hall for our programmes of study, our public lectures and concerts, our parties and events, our bed and breakfast accommodation, our gardens, or for the friends you meet here, your membership of the Friends helps us to achieve our vision.
You may wish to make a donation (Gift Aided or otherwise) along with your membership payment; alternatively, you can easily donate at any time via our Online Giving website.
Enjoy the benefits of membership
As a Friend you will be eligible for the following member benefits:
1. Introductory pack
You will receive a welcome pack including an exclusive Friends of Madingley Hall pin, membership card and wallet, guides to the Hall and Gardens, and the latest issue of the Cambridge Alumni Magazine (CAM).
2. Priority bookings for selected events
You will be invited book ahead of the crowd for selected events at Madingley Hall, such as the Madingley Lectures (our series of public lectures by leading authorities in their fields) and Open Days.
3. Complimentary attendance (plus one guest) to our Friends Summer Garden Party
You will be invited to an exclusive summer afternoon garden party, which this year will take place on Sunday 30 July 2017.
4. Invitations to exclusive Friends’ events
You will be invited to attend exclusive Friends' events at Madingley Hall, such as viewings and drinks receptions.
5. A 10% discount on our Online Courses
You will be eligible for a 10% discount on as many of our Online Courses as you wish to take. To claim your discount, simply quote your Friends membership number when making your booking.
6. A 10% discount on accommodation for Weekend Courses
You will be eligible for a 10% discount on accommodation for residential Weekend Courses at Madingley Hall. To claim your discount, simply quote your Friends membership number when making your booking.
7. A 10% discount on non-course-related accommodation and selected events
You will be eligible for a 10% discount on non-course-related Madingley Hall accommodation, bookings for private events such as parties and dinners, and on open events such as our seasonal party nights. To activate your discount, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)1223 746222 with your membership number.
8. A 20% discount on books purchased from the CUP bookshop
You can use your Friends of Madingley Hall membership card to receive a 20% discount on books published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) and purchased in person from the CUP Bookshop, 1 Trinity Street, Cambridge.
9. Entry into an annual draw to win a complimentary Weekend Course
You will be entered into our annual summer draw to win a complimentary Weekend Course at Madingley Hall.
10. Monthly Sunday afternoon access to the Hall and Gardens
Friends are welcome to call in and enjoy tea, coffee, relaxation and a walk in the Gardens on the following Sunday afternoons in 2017 (simply show your membership card at Reception on arrival):
- 19 February 2017
- 12 March 2017
- 23 April 2017
- 14 May 2017
- 18 June 2017
- 23 July 2017
- 13 August 2017
- 17 September 2017
- 15 October 2017
- 19 November 2017
- 17 December 2017
11. Subscription to our email newsletter
If you provide your email address, then you will automatically receive our regular email newsletter, which will include news of what we’re doing and a link to online termly editions of the CAM. (If you wish to stop receiving it, you can opt out at any time.)
12. Access to an exclusive online forum for Friends
Between visits our exclusive online forum will enable you to make new friends, keep in touch with old friends and keep up to date with Friends’ events. If you have provided us with your email address, then you will receive a password so that you can access the online forum for Friends. Visit the online forum (Friends members only)
Buy a Madingley mug!
You can now toast your membership with our exclusive Friends of Madingley Hall mugs!
These are available from our online shop or at the Hall's reception desk, priced just £5 (+ postage and packing).
Find out more
To find out more about the Friends and how you can get involved, contact us at email@example.com