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Read more at: In the deep midwinter: access to inspiring learning

In the deep midwinter: access to inspiring learning

11 November 2020

We're delighted to unveil an ICE first: the inaugural Virtual Winter Festival of Learning; a chance to kick-start the year with a week-long course (or two!) in your favourite subject, or to test the water by studying something completely new. Running from January 18 to 29, the Winter Festival includes more than 50 courses...

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Read more at: Bursaries to help educators share the power of creative writing

Bursaries to help educators share the power of creative writing

2 November 2020

If you’d like to expand your skills base and become more confident about teaching creative writing in a range of settings the First Story bursaries, a collaboration between the University of Cambridge Centre for Creative Writing and First Story, could be for you. The First Story bursaries provide reduced tuition fees for...

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Read more at: Apprenticeships can revolutionise architectural education

Apprenticeships can revolutionise architectural education

2 November 2020

Architectural apprenticeships might seem a cheap option for an education, but they are the first step to transforming the relationship between employers and educators, argues Timothy Brittain-Catlin . Yes: the viability of architectural apprenticeship schemes could be threatened by a major economic recession, as the AJ...

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Read more at: Adults engage with lifelong learning at Cambridge University in record numbers

Adults engage with lifelong learning at Cambridge University in record numbers

20 October 2020

The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE), Cambridge’s specialist provider of open access life-wide learning, has reported record enrolments to its undergraduate sub-degrees. The number of adult students seeking to study on ICE’s flexible and affordable part-time undergraduate certificates...

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Read more at: Remembering Michael Richardson

Remembering Michael Richardson

22 September 2020

The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) was saddened to learn of the passing of Michael (Mike) Richardson on Saturday 19 th September 2020. Mike was Director of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning from 1990 to 2003. He was nationally prominent in the field of lifelong learning, having...

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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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