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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.

Forthcoming Lectures

Event date: 
Friday, 11 February, 2022 - 13:00
Venue: 
Online

Dr Midge Gillies, Academic Director of Creative Writing, will be talking to actor and writer Nathaniel Martello-White.

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Past Lectures

Event date: 
Thursday, 20 January, 2022 - 19:00
Venue: 
Online

To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day in 2022, ICE is proud to announce that it will be hosting an interview with Holocaust survivor Lily Ebert and her great-grandson, Dov Forman, joint authors of...

Lily and Dov for Holocaust Memorial Day event
Event date: 
Thursday, 6 January, 2022 - 19:00
Venue: 
Online

A fantastic opportunity to hear beloved literary icon Adele Geras talk about her latest book, writing in a new genre and the adventure of writing her latest book 'Dangerous Women' under a...

Event date: 
Thursday, 16 December, 2021 - 19:00
Venue: 
Online

Dr Midge Gillies, Academic Director of Creative Writing, will be talking to Sue Teddern about her debut novel, Annie Stanley, All at Sea, which has come after a long career as a...

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...

Student on laptop
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...

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