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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

 

Come along to one of our many public lectures and Topical Talks 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. Learn more about a new subject and join the discussion.

Past Lectures

Event date: 
Wednesday, 6 October, 2021 - 14:00
Venue: 
Online

During the 16th century unmarried parents could be prosecuted and punished for 'fornication', but by the 19th century unmarried mothers were framed as 'fallen women' requiring reform. This talk...

Event date: 
Thursday, 2 September, 2021 - 19:00
Venue: 
Online

Midge Gillies, Academic Director of Creative Writing, will be talking to Nick Bradley, author of the best-selling The Cat and The City, about writing a debut novel and how Japan has...

Working at computer
Event date: 
Wednesday, 1 September, 2021 - 14:00
Venue: 
Online

The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare health inequalities between different social groups. In this talk, Dr Nigel Kettley will consider the meaning, measurement and potential explanations for health...

ICE TOPICAL TALKS 2021
Event date: 
Wednesday, 4 August, 2021 - 14:00
Venue: 
Online

Writers are often given two pieces of advice: to write what they know and to try to second guess what readers want to read. In this topical talk, Creative Writing Academic Director, Dr Midge...

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Event date: 
Wednesday, 7 July, 2021 - 14:00
Venue: 
Online

As we emerge from lockdown, this topical talk will look at the role coaching can play both in personal and organisational settings in offering a reflective space for us to review our experiences...

Event date: 
Thursday, 24 June, 2021 - 11:00
Venue: 
Online

The development of second/foreign (L2) tests which are embedded in a communicative language paradigm is now accepted as the norm in L2 assessment. Such...

Event date: 
Wednesday, 9 June, 2021 - 14:00
Venue: 
Online

Many Baroque mural paintings in historic houses are currently the focus of conservation projects across the UK. In this talk, Dr Lydia Hamlett will address the ability that the painted...

Event date: 
Wednesday, 26 May, 2021 - 13:00
Venue: 
Online

Assessing language ability in the first or the second language is a complex problem which has challenged educators, psychologists, speech and language therapists, linguists and technology experts...

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