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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, 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...

Event date: 
Wednesday, 12 May, 2021 - 13:30
Venue: 
Online

We are living in a digital age in which advances in technology are changing almost every aspect of our life, including education. This lecture discusses some innovative uses of cutting-edge...

Event date: 
Wednesday, 5 May, 2021 - 14:00
Venue: 
Online

Lockdown life resulted in many people bringing dogs into their homes and, hopefully, their hearts. In this talk, Dr Jenny Bavidge looks at the literary history of our canine companions and thinks...

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

The term ‘post-truth’ seems to imply that there was a period, before this one, that was truthful. However plausible we find this, many of us are aware of post-truth as a phenomena. Arguably,...

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