New short courses for 2015
Our new short courses for the period January to July 2015 are now available for booking. These will take place at Madingley Hall and include weekend residential courses, weekly courses (the Madingley Weekly Programme) which are non-residential and take place over five weekly sessions, and a new series of day schools.
To find out what's on offer, you can either:
- browse the courses online
- order a free copy of our course brochure, or
- download a PDF version of the brochure (3.35 MB).
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, 142 KB) or use the detachable form in the printed brochure.
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 three miles to the west of Cambridge with state-of-the-art tuition and study facilities. The Hall is easily accessible by road with ample free parking, and is situated in seven acres of landscaped gardens.
Weekend courses run from Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime, and include meals from our award-winning kitchen. You can choose to stay at the Hall in comfortable, en-suite accommodation for the duration of your course, 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
"Coming to study at Madingley Hall makes me feel my brain’s alive again, and that I have so much more I can fill it with!" (2014 weekend student)
"The strong thing about the … Cambridge courses is that tutors are truly experts in their field." (2014 weekend student)
"Outstandingly engaging, well developed and fascinating. Perfectly pitched at all times. Really engaging." (2013 weekend student)
"Tutor was very relaxed and approachable; highly enthusiastic. An amazing weekend – I will be back!" (2013 weekend student)
"I think that I can now start writing in earnest.” (2013 weekly student)
"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." (2013 weekly student)