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Dr Timothy Brittain-Catlin and the new route for architects

21 December 2020

Inside ICE talks to the Course Leader of ICE’s new Architecture Masters-level Apprenticeship about balancing work with learning, the flowering of affordable housing, and how his mum re-directed his career path. A ‘sliding doors’ moment Timothy Brittain-Catlin was fed up at university, and it was his mum’s fault. He’d...

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How 2020 became the year of online learning

21 December 2020

For ICE’s Head of Technology Enhanced Learning, Cory Saarinen, 2020 turned into something of a busy year. We find out how online learning has been vital to ICE during the pandemic and how Cory and his team have helped maintain students’ learning experiences since lockdown. “As early as January we had a sense that a...

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Read more at: Taming the Terminators

Taming the Terminators

7 December 2020

First Master’s Degree Managing the Risks of Artificial Intelligence Launched by Cambridge The UK’s first Master’s degree in one of the biggest issues of modern times, the responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI), is being launched by the University of Cambridge. Popularised in science fiction by killer robots – such...

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Read more at: Dr Midge Gillies: “I want to help people find their own voice”

Dr Midge Gillies: “I want to help people find their own voice”

27 November 2020

Widely published author and Academic Director at the University of Cambridge Centre for Creative Writing, Dr Midge Gillies, tells us about her next book, what makes her proud of her students, and the relationship between writing and cross-Channel swimming. You studied History at Girton College as an undergraduate. Is that...

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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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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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