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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

Nick Bradley

Patricia Debney

Miranda Doyle

Lucy Durneen

Louise Foxcroft

Midge Gillies

Rick Harvey

Lucinda Hawksley

Charlot King

Jessica Lee

Joanna Limburg

Claire McGlasson

Derek Niemann

Daniel Penny

Alycia Pirmohamed

Joseph Reed

Jane Rogoyska

Menna Van Praag

Rupert Wallis