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Read more at: Life in lockdown with Dr Chris Smith

Life in lockdown with Dr Chris Smith

1 September 2020

Dr Chris Smith works as a Consultant Virologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and is the Public Understanding of Science Fellow here at ICE. He is also the founder of The Naked Scientists. Created and launched in 2001, the Naked Scientists was one of the first ever podcasts and is now one of the world’s most popular science...

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Read more at: Dr Gilly Carr awarded the European Heritage Prize

Dr Gilly Carr awarded the European Heritage Prize

26 August 2020

Dr Gilly Carr , Academic Director and University Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, has recently been awarded the European Heritage Prize. Dr Carr was awarded the prize by the European Association of Archaeologists for her heritage activism work on behalf of victims of Nazism in the Channel Islands. " It’s a real honour to...

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Read more at: Cambridge University expands access to online learning on edX platform

Cambridge University expands access to online learning on edX platform

25 August 2020

• The collaboration with edX will enable Cambridge to enhance its online learning programmes to share teaching excellence globally. • The first course, the MicroMasters in Writing for Performance and the Entertainment Industries from the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education, will start a truly global...

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Read more at: Lockdown life: ICE’s home turns vital community resource

Lockdown life: ICE’s home turns vital community resource

24 August 2020

It was a sad day in mid-March when Madingley Hall temporarily closed. But that closure lasted little more than a week. Head of Hall Operations and Estates Development, Ian Hardwick, tells us about a busy and unusual few months for the Hall team.​ “When we closed, we donated the Hall’s stock of food to Jimmy’s homeless...

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Read more at: Coaching Perspectives: Leveraging cultural diversity in coaching

Coaching Perspectives: Leveraging cultural diversity in coaching

20 August 2020

Sally Bernham , course director of the Certificate in Coaching at the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education, and coach Alexandra Terhalle reflect on a unique intercultural coaching programme. Just before the coronavirus crisis hit the world, a group of coaches from across the globe spent three days in...

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Read more at: ICE award-bearing courses 2020-21 – remote but connected

ICE award-bearing courses 2020-21 – remote but connected

13 August 2020

It’s been a difficult and disruptive period for everyone, but with the start of a new academic year fast approaching, we’re delighted that ICE is open for business – with a few tweaks. Director of Academic Centres, Dr Corinne Boz, takes us through what’s new for 2020-21 and how the Institute is determined to maintain the...

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Read more at: Social class – is education unequal?

Social class – is education unequal?

21 July 2020

Educational inequality is nothing new, explains Dr Nigel Kettley, ICE’s Academic Director for Education and Social Science, as he guides us through the past, present and future of class in the classroom. The relationship between social class and equality in education has been the subject of research since the 1950s, and...

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Read more at: How to approach assignment writing

How to approach assignment writing

15 July 2020

For those new to study or returning to it for the first time in many years, writing an academic essay can be the most daunting barrier to overcome. But with good planning, it doesn’t need to be as frightening as it may seem. ICE’s expert study tutor, David Galbraith, guides us through the best way to approach an assignment...

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Read more at: Looking to reveal your inner short story writer?

Looking to reveal your inner short story writer?

9 July 2020

As we continue to adjust our daily routines, some of us are looking for ways to engage with new skills or rediscover old ones. Dr Lucy Durneen, ICE Creative Writing tutor and author of award-winning short fiction anthology, Wild Gestures, helps latent short story writers uncover their hidden talents. The short stories we...

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Read more at: Cambridge launches new £1 million bursary to help adults hardest hit by coronavirus

Cambridge launches new £1 million bursary to help adults hardest hit by coronavirus

11 June 2020

The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education is offering adults hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic the chance to rebuild their futures with a new £1 million bursary programme. The Cambridge Thousand Futures Bursary will give 1,000 people across the UK the opportunity to enhance their employability or...

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