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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, 6 June, 2024 - 19:00
Venue: 
Virtual

Join author Vanessa Chan to discuss her stunning debut novel, The Storm We Made, on Thursday 6 June, 7-8pm in this free, Zoom event.

Vanessa will be talking to creative writing...

Event date: 
Wednesday, 12 June, 2024 - 12:00
Venue: 
Zoom/Virtual

Huge shifts are re-ordering the international system. Power,...

Event date: 
Thursday, 11 July, 2024 - 19:00
Venue: 
Virtual

Sarah Burton and Jem Poster, long-time tutors for ICE and founders of the Institute's MSt in Creative Writing, will be in conversation with Midge Gillies, discussing their co-written novel, ...

Event date: 
Thursday, 15 August, 2024 - 19:00
Venue: 
Virtual

Join nature writer and creative writing tutor Jessica Lee in conversation with Alycia Pirmohamed. Jessica will be discussing her new book, Dispersals, a poetic and intimate...

Event date: 
Thursday, 19 September, 2024 - 19:00
Venue: 
Virtual

Natasha Pulley, author of award-winning books including The
Watchmaker of Filigree Street and The Bedlam Stacks
, will be talking to Dr
Jenny Bavidge about her first science...

Event date: 
Thursday, 3 October, 2024 - 19:00
Venue: 
Virtual

Dr Lucy Durneen will be talking to three ICE students – past and
present – about their writing. Constantine Blintzios is a Greek/British writer
and author of, among other things, the...

Event date: 
Tuesday, 12 November, 2024 - 19:00
Venue: 
Virtual

Join Academic Director Dr
Yvonne Battle-Felton to discuss her new novel, Curdle Creek on
Tuesday 12, October, 7-8pm in this free, Zoom event.

Yvonne will be chatting to...

Event date: 
Tuesday, 10 December, 2024 - 19:00
Venue: 
Virtual

Ellen Atlanta joins Lucy
Durneen to discuss her new book Pixel Flesh, which looks at important
themes surrounding what it means to be a woman in a new age of beauty. Their...

Past Lectures

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...

Event date: 
Tuesday, 9 April, 2024 - 19:00
Venue: 
Online

In Conversation with author of novels, podcasts, screenplays and audio dramas Helen Cross and ICE Writing for Performance tutor Clare Bayley.

Helen Cross is the author of four novels...

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. In this informative session, Dr Nigel Kettley, Academic Director in Education and Social Science...

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: 
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: 
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: 
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: 
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...

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