The latest news from the Ipswich Institute

Library Catalogue

The Library Catalogue is back on line now. Sorry for any inconvenience.

posted 07 Apr 16

Library Catalogue

With regret, our library catalogue, normally accessible from the Library page on this website, is temporarily unavailable.

Please phone or email us if you have a query about any titles we may, or may not, have. We'd love to help.

posted 02 Apr 16

Summer Term Courses

Enrolments are now being taken for our Summer Term Evening Programme.

Please email us with any enquiries.

posted 31 Mar 16


Below are a selection of up-coming events, click here to see more

Leonard Squirrell

Mark Beesley
Birkbeck Room

28 Apr 16 13.30 - 14.30

Tickets £3.50.
Members may bring non-member guests to this event

Leonard Squirrell (1893 – 1979) was a Suffolk Artist with a national reputation. His pictures of historic buildings, villages and landscapes were familiar to thousands through their reproduction in calendars, travel posters and books.

Well-known artist and art historian, Mark Beesley, will give this illustrated talk.

Members Only
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Henstead Exotic Garden

Adnrew Brogan
Chapters Restaurant

26 May 16 15.00 - 16.00

Tickets £4
Members may bring non-member guests to this event

Andrew Brogan, the creator of Henstead Exotic Garden near Southwold, will give an illustrated talk on his work which started just 12 years ago. The story is full of drama and the garden is brimming with vast architectural plants.

‘You don’t expect it anywhere, especially not in dry East Anglia, I was blown away’ (Alan Titchmarsh).

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Along China's Silk Road

Chris Parfitt
Chapters Restaurant

29 Jun 16 19.30 - 21.00

Tickets £12.50 to include meal.
Members may bring non-member guests to this event

Chris returns with another of his entertaining talks with slides and accompanying buffet. Hear the stories of his visits to China and enjoy Angie’s appropriately themed meal (ask for a copy of the menu).

Our talk and buffet events are popular, so book early to avoid disappointment.

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Courses for All

Our Evening Learning Programme of courses is open to the public, with discounted fees available to Institute members.

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Members' Courses

Over fifty daytime courses are available to those who pay an annual Institute membership subscription.

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