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Come along to one of our many public lectures and other events throughout the year. These talks are given by leading experts from the University of Cambridge and beyond, and are an important part of our commitment to public engagement.

Forthcoming Lectures

Event date: 
Thursday, 12 October, 2017 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Do you read stories to your children? Do you play tennis, or go swimming with your children? Do you cook, sing, or garden with your children? Have you ever considered doing some maths with your children? This series of workshops is for parents who would like to know more about enjoying mathematics with their children.

Event date: 
Sunday, 22 October, 2017 - 14:30
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

The Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) is taking part in the Cambridge Festival of Ideas in 2017 with a varied programme of free events, including an afternoon at Madingley Hall on Sunday 22...

Event date: 
Friday, 27 October, 2017 - 10:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

The Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) is taking part in the Cambridge Festival of Ideas in 2017 with a varied programme of free events, including an afternoon at Madingley Hall on Sunday 22...

Event date: 
Thursday, 2 November, 2017 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Do you read stories to your children? Do you play tennis, or go swimming with your children? Do you cook, sing, or garden with your children? Have you ever considered doing some maths with your children? This series of workshops is for parents who would like to know more about enjoying mathematics with their children.

Event date: 
Thursday, 16 November, 2017 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Do you read stories to your children? Do you play tennis, or go swimming with your children? Do you cook, sing, or garden with your children? Have you ever considered doing some maths with your children? This series of workshops is for parents who would like to know more about enjoying mathematics with their children.

Event date: 
Thursday, 23 November, 2017 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Do you read stories to your children? Do you play tennis, or go swimming with your children? Do you cook, sing, or garden with your children? Have you ever considered doing some maths with your children? This series of workshops is for parents who would like to know more about enjoying mathematics with their children.

Event date: 
Thursday, 30 November, 2017 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Do you read stories to your children? Do you play tennis, or go swimming with your children? Do you cook, sing, or garden with your children? Have you ever considered doing some maths with your children? This series of workshops is for parents who would like to know more about enjoying mathematics with their children.

Event date: 
Thursday, 14 December, 2017 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Do you read stories to your children? Do you play tennis, or go swimming with your children? Do you cook, sing, or garden with your children? Have you ever considered doing some maths with your children? This series of workshops is for parents who would like to know more about enjoying mathematics with their children.

Past Lectures

Event date: 
Sunday, 3 September, 2017 - 13:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Have you ever wondered how novelists create convincing historical worlds? Breathe life into your writing in this session that starts with a short talk, close reading and examples from published novels. Then, after a cup of tea or coffee, you can explore you own writing with novelist and creative writing tutor, Elizabeth Speller.

Event date: 
Sunday, 13 August, 2017 - 10:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Life is about choice. Choose to attend either day of this retreat independently or as a weekend, and gain a grounding in two approaches within mindfulness and meditation.

Event date: 
Saturday, 12 August, 2017 - 10:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Life is about choice. Choose to attend either day of this retreat independently or as a weekend, and gain a grounding in two approaches within mindfulness and meditation.

Event date: 
Sunday, 30 July, 2017 - 18:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Now home to the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall has functioned at various times as a hunting lodge, a family home and a royal residence. Discover more about its beautiful, Capability Brown-designed gardens, with Head Gardener Richard Gant.

Event date: 
Sunday, 2 July, 2017 - 18:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Madingley Hall is a fine example of Tudor architecture dating from the reign of Henry VIII. It also contains intriguing remnants of earlier buildings. Find out more, and discover some of the Hall's 'secret places', in this illustrated architectural talk by Dr Frank Woodman.

Event date: 
Monday, 19 June, 2017 - 12:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Enjoy lunch with a glass of wine in Madingley Hall's spectacular Dining Hall and listen to former BBC war correspondent and MP, Martin Bell discussing his new book, War and the Death of News, Reflections of a Grade B Reporter.

Event date: 
Sunday, 9 April, 2017 - 14:30
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

For the first time ever, the Institute of Continuing Education will be teaming up with the Cambridge Literary Festival to hold an author event and many other attractions for readers and writers at Madingley Hall.

Event date: 
Saturday, 8 April, 2017 - 14:30
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

For the first time ever, the Institute of Continuing Education will be teaming up with the Cambridge Literary Festival to hold an author event and many other attractions for readers and writers at Madingley Hall.

Contact us

If you have any questions about these events or the booking process, please contact enquiries@ice.cam.ac.uk