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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Midge Gillies - Academic Director for Creative Writing

Midge Gillies is the author of seven non-fiction books, including biographies of Amy Johnson and Marie Lloyd. In The Barbed-Wire University (Aurum Press, 2011) she explores what it was really like to be an Allied Prisoner of War in the Second World War. She is the author of Writing Lives (CUP, 2009) and co-author, with Sally Cline, of Literary Non-Fiction: A Writers’ & Artists’ Companion (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015). She studied History at Girton College and has written for a range of national, international and regional newspapers and magazines. Her book about army wives from the Crimean War to the present day was published in August 2016. For three years she was Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge and is currently Academic Director for Creative Writing at the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education.

About our tutors

Our courses are taught by published writers with teaching and research interests in diverse areas of critical and creative work.

Craig Baxter

Sarah Burton

Abigail Docherty

Lucy Durneen

Pippa Goodhart

Elly Griffiths

Kelly Grovier

Oliver Harris

​John Lennard

Adam Mars-Jones

Derek Niemann

Jem Poster

Elizabeth Speller

Sue Teddern

Rupert Wallis

Emily Winslow