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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: 
Thursday, 23 February, 2023 - 19:00
Venue: 
Virtual

Dr Midge Gillies, creative writing tutor and author, will be talking to Dr Sarah Burton and Professor Jem Poster about their new publication, The Book You Need to Read to...

Event date: 
Thursday, 9 March, 2023 - 19:00
Venue: 
Virtual

Gail will be discussing her recent publication 'Between The Chalk & The Sea.' Described by Stephen Moss as "a brilliantly modern take on one of the oldest of literary genres - the pilgrimage...

Past Lectures

Event date: 
Wednesday, 25 January, 2023 - 19:00
Venue: 
Online

Maurice Blik is a sculptor who, at the age of 4, was taken from his birthplace in Amsterdam, and with his family was sent to the Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen.

Finally liberated,...

Maurice Blik
Event date: 
Tuesday, 10 January, 2023 - 12:00
Venue: 
Online

In this short course, MSt Crime and Thriller Writing course director Sophie Hannah will share with participants her golden rules for getting your crime novel off to a good start, in a way that...

Nuts and bolts of writing
Event date: 
Thursday, 24 November, 2022 - 19:00
Venue: 
Online

MSt in Crime and Thriller Writing course director Sophie Hannah interviews Sunday Times and Amazon bestselling author Harriet Tyce about her career as a crime writer, how she created such...

Harriet Tyce Literary Event
Event date: 
Thursday, 27 October, 2022 - 19:00
Venue: 
Online

Derek Niemann, creative writing tutor and author, will be talking to Dr Midge Gillies, Academic Director of Creative Writing, about how she wrote and researched her new book, Piccadilly, The...

In conversation with Dr Midge Gillies
Event date: 
Tuesday, 27 September, 2022 - 19:00
Venue: 
Online

Joanne Limburg, tutor in creative writing at ICE and author of Letters To My Weird Sisters, will be talking to her colleague Alycia Pirmohamed about Alycia’s debut collection, Another Way to Split...

In conversation with Alycia Pirmohamed
Event date: 
Thursday, 25 August, 2022 - 19:00
Venue: 
Online

Debut children’s author AF Steadman will be discussing her novel Skandar and the Unicorn Thief with Rupert Wallis, a Course Director of the MSt in Creative Writing.  The novel has been one of the...

In conversation with Annabel Steadman
Event date: 
Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 - 13:00
Venue: 
Online

Acclaimed historical novelist, creative writing tutor and mentor, Jill Dawson will be talking to ICE's Academic Director of Creative Writing, Dr Midge Gillies about her keenly-anticipated novel...

Event date: 
Thursday, 5 May, 2022 - 19:00
Venue: 
Online

Nick Bradley, tutor in creative writing at ICE and author of The Cat and the City, will be talking to his colleague Joe Mungo Reed about Joe's second novel, Hammer. Described by Kirkus Reviews as...

Collage of Joe Reed and book cover for his novel 'Hammer'

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