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Our Creative Writing Retreat held at the Institute's stunning 16th-century mansion, Madingley Hall, is designed for those who 'just want to write' in supportive and welcoming surroundings. This is the perfect opportunity to finish (or perhaps start) that writing project, a chance to give yourself the time and space to think and write in an environment ideally suited to your creative needs.

The total cost of the Retreat is £750, which covers tuition, accommodation, meals and refreshments.

We regret that it is not possible to attend the Retreat as a non-residential guest.


Fees and bursaries


The fee of £750 covers the accommodation, meals and refreshments, as well as the optional tuition (morning workshops) during the Retreat. We regret that it is not possible to attend the retreat as a non-residential guest. At the time of booking, please select 5 nights overnight accommodation from Sunday 11 July to Friday 16 July 2021.

If you do not wish to pay in full at the time of booking, you may pay a 15% registration fee as a deposit by credit/debit card. The balance will automatically be taken two weeks before the start of the course. If you wish to pay by cheque, you will need to pay in full when the booking is made.

Please note that 1:1 supervisions incur an additional charge of £65 per hour and can be booked, subject to availability, after enrolment on the course via the VLE, or during the course of the Retreat itself. The 1-1 supervisions will be charged to your room bill, to be paid for at the end of the Retreat. 

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

11 Jul 2021 to 16 Jul 2021

Course duration

5 days

Apply by

04 Jul 2021

Course fee


Accommodation fees

Single room: £60 per night

Double/Twin room £50 per person, per night (2 people sharing)


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
United Kingdom

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