skip to content

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: 
Monday, 11 March, 2024 - 19:00
Venue: 
Virtual

This talk will examine poor, unmarried mothers in Georgian England. The poor law provided the legal framework for provision and a parallel system by which unmarried fathers were pursued for the...

Event date: 
Tuesday, 19 March, 2024 - 19:00
Venue: 
Online

Creative Writing tutor Dr Midge Gillies will be in conversation with Imogen Morrell of Greene & Heaton Literary Agency on Tuesday 19 March 2024, 7-8pm. Midge and Imogen...

Event date: 
Friday, 22 March, 2024 - 18:00
Venue: 
Virtual

Despite the widespread belief that the Nazis left detailed written records of everything, they are also well-known among scholars for covering up their crimes by destroying evidence. This has led...

Event date: 
Friday, 22 March, 2024 - 19:00
Venue: 
Virtual

Led by writer Yvonne Battle-Felton (Academic Director for Creative Writing at ICE), with newspaper headlines, articles, and pictures we’ll write poetry and/or prose that reimagines the past,...

Event date: 
Saturday, 23 March, 2024 - 14:00
Venue: 
Lucy Cavendish College

Where did the concept of 'normality' come from'? And why is it so central to our socio- economic order? Author Robert Chapman explores these question in conversation with Joanne Limburg.

...

Event date: 
Sunday, 24 March, 2024 - 10:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare health inequalities between different social groups in society. This session will explore the meaning, measurement and causes of health inequalities including...

Event date: 
Monday, 22 April, 2024 - 19:00
Venue: 
Virtual

Many people feel strongly that nature has intrinsic value, beyond any value attributed to it by humans. Yet, attempts to articulate this intrinsic value often lapse into instrumentalism, e.g. into...

Past Lectures

Event date: 
Thursday, 22 February, 2024 - 19:00
Venue: 
Online

Join author Dr Julianne Pachico as she discusses her latest book Jungle House and her writing career, with ICE tutor Dr Nick Bradley. About a young woman brought up in the jungle by an...

Event date: 
Wednesday, 21 February, 2024 - 12:00
Venue: 
Online Webinar

What is a Career Accelerator; will I meet the entry requirements; what skills will I enter the job market with; how will a Career Coach help me achieve my goals?

These are some of...

Event date: 
Tuesday, 30 January, 2024 - 19:00
Venue: 
Online

Holocaust survivor Dr Martin Stern MBE was born in Holland in 1938 and experienced Nazi persecution in the Netherlands before being sent to Westerbork camp in the northern part of the country in...

Event date: 
Tuesday, 16 January, 2024 - 19:00
Venue: 
online

Following the launch of this new, first of its kind, anthology, Moving Mountains: writing nature through illness and disability, editor Louise Kenward and contributors Nic Wilson and Victoria...

Event date: 
Monday, 11 December, 2023 - 19:00
Venue: 
Virtual

In this brief introductory lecture we will explore the fundamental concepts of strategic analysis. We will discuss the importance of strategic analysis in making informed decisions and achieving...

Event date: 
Thursday, 7 December, 2023 - 19:00
Venue: 
Virtual

Join us as we discuss three new poetry collections. Kaddy Benyon’s Robbergirls, Lucy Hamilton’s Viewer | Viewed and Lucy Sheerman’s Pine Island are all published this Autumn.  

Kaddy, Lucy...

Event date: 
Monday, 20 November, 2023 - 19:00
Venue: 
Virtual (free)

This event is an opportunity to join a conversation with Dr Gill...

Event date: 
Tuesday, 14 November, 2023 - 19:00
Venue: 
Virtual

Yvonne (current Academic Director of Creative Writing at ICE) and Midge Gillies (previous Academic Director) will be talking about writing routines, teaching, publishing and generally shooting the...

Contact us

If you have any questions about our events programme, an individual event or the booking process, please contact us.