New short courses for 2016-17
Our new short courses for the period August 2016 to July 2017 are now available for booking. These will take place at Madingley Hall and include weekend and two-day courses, weekly classes and day schools.
To find out what's on offer, you can either:
- browse the courses online
- order a free copy of our course prospectus, or
- download a PDF version of the prospectus (2.69 MB).
New courses for 2016-17
We are delighted to announce a number of new courses for 2016/17, particularly in the popular fields of creative writing and psychology.
We are also offering, for the first time, a small number of two-day courses, which will run from Sunday lunchtime to Monday afternoon.
How to book your place on a short course
You can book your place in one of three ways:
Book online – simply find the course you wish to study and follow the link to 'Book online now'.
Book by post – download an application form (PDF, 123 KB) or use the detachable form in the printed prospectus.
Book by phone – call our Admissions team on +44 (0)1223 746262.
About our short courses
Our short courses are taught in small, informal groups by academics who are expert not only in their subjects but also in teaching students of all ages and experience.
Nearly all take place at Madingley Hall, a 16th-century manor house four miles to the west of Cambridge with excellent tuition and study facilities. The Hall is easily accessible by road with ample free parking, and is situated in eight acres of landscaped gardens.
Weekend courses typically last from Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime, while two-day courses run from Sunday lunchtime to Monday afternoon. Both include meals from our award-winning kitchen. You can choose to stay at Madingley Hall in our comfortable en-suite accommodation, or attend as a non-resident.
Weekly courses typically last for five weeks, with one two-hour session every week. All are supported by our virtual learning environment (VLE), allowing you to download course material, contact your tutor and talk to fellow students via the web at a time and place that’s convenient to you.
Day schools are designed to provide an insight into the various academic disciplines taught at Madingley Hall. If you’re thinking of applying for a Certificate course, or are simply interested in exploring a new subject area, then a day school could be for you.
What our students say
"The quality of teaching and supporting materials has exceeded my hopes. The teaching has been flexible and responsive to the interests of the group, but always with the prepared lecture in sight. I've completely enjoyed every aspect of my first experience at Madingley"
"I feel very much better informed and will review my materials over time. I loved the sharing with others and the incidental information, tips and practical advice as well."
"The menus have been varied, well-presented and beautifully prepared. Study bedrooms are clean and well-maintained in a beautiful setting."
"The course has been extremely enjoyable. Activities enabled us to bond as a group and created an excellent learning environment."
"I think that I can now start writing in earnest."
"Excellent, interactive teaching style, tutor willing to listen to comments constructively ... I have gained interest and information and a feeling of being back in the academic world. I go home feeling very upbeat."