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Madingley Hall, home of the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE), means a great deal to many people.

Making friends here, renewing those friendships on return visits, studying with like-minded people, and enjoying the special atmosphere of the Hall and its gardens: this is what makes Madingley Hall magical and memorable.

Join the Friends

Membership of the Friends costs just £30 a year. You can join by completing our online application form.

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How your membership helps

ICE’s vision is to share Cambridge – communicating its research and scholarship – with as many people as possible, locally and globally, and throughout life. Madingley Hall, as the home of ICE, provides the perfect environment for celebrating learning and life.

So, whether you love Madingley Hall for our programmes of study, our public lectures and concerts, our parties and events, our bed and breakfast accommodation, our gardens, or for the friends you meet here, your membership of the Friends helps us to achieve our vision.

You may wish to make a donation (Gift Aided or otherwise) along with your membership payment; alternatively, you can easily donate at any time via our Online Giving website.

Enjoy the benefits of membership

As a Friend you will be eligible for the following member benefits:

1. Introductory pack

You will receive a welcome pack including your membership card, a guide to Madingley Hall, and the latest issue of the Cambridge Alumni Magazine (CAM).

4. A 10% discount on our Online Courses

You will be eligible for a 10% discount on as many of our Online Courses as you wish to take. To claim your discount, simply quote your Friends membership number when making your booking.

5. A 10% discount on accommodation for Weekend Courses

You will be eligible for a 10% discount on accommodation for residential Weekend Courses at Madingley Hall. To claim your discount, simply quote your Friends membership number when making your booking.

6. A 10% discount on non-course-related accommodation and selected events

You will be eligible for a 10% discount on non-course-related Madingley Hall accommodation, bookings for private events such as parties and dinners, and on open events such as our seasonal party nights. To activate your discount, please email or call +44 (0)1223 746222 with your membership number.

7. A 20% discount on books purchased from the CUP bookshop

You can use your Friends of Madingley Hall membership card to receive a 20% discount on books published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) and purchased in person from the CUP Bookshop, 1 Trinity Street, Cambridge.

8. Entry into an annual draw to win a complimentary Weekend Course

You will be entered into our annual summer draw to win a complimentary Weekend Course at Madingley Hall.

9. Subscription to our email newsletter

If you provide your email address, then you will automatically receive our regular email newsletter, which will include news of what we’re doing and a link to online termly editions of the CAM. (If you wish to stop receiving it, you can opt out at any time.)

Find out more

To find out more about the Friends and how you can get involved, contact us at