The latest news from the Ipswich Institute

New Summer Term Programme

We are working hard to plan our Summer Term programme of leisure learning courses. The details will be published at the beginning of April.

If you are not already on our distribution list and would like to be, please send an email to let us know.

And if there is a subject you think we could offer in future we would love to know.

posted Thu, 06 Feb 20


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

Suffolk Book League Author's Talk

Caitlin Davies
Reading Room

Wed, 19 Feb 2019.30

SBL Members £4 Non-members £8. Students FREE with ID.

Caitlin is currently a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and the Science Museum, and a former Fellow at the University of Westminster, Harrow, in the School of Media, Arts & Design (2014-2018). She is a member of the Society of Authors, and a patron of Highgate Library, north London.
She is also an ambassador for the Thames Baths project, which will reintroduce swimming to the River Thames in central London, and historical adviser for the film The Ponds: Still Waters Run Deep shortlisted as Documentary Film Release of the Year in the 2019 Screen Awards.

Bad Girls
Holloway Prison in north London was, until recently, Britain’s oldest surviving prison for women and the largest in Western Europe. Built in 1852 as a House of Correction, initially for both men and women, its inmates came from far and wide – whether a ‘witch’ from Scotland, a suffragette from Huddlesfield, a spy from Denmark, or an anti nuclear protestor from Greenham Common. While their ‘crimes’ couldn’t have been more different, their treatment revealed the prejudices of the age.
Were they mad or bad? It was a question that applied equally to suffragettes at the turn of the century and to spies in both world wars. Were the women responsible for their actions, or deluded? And just as importantly, how should they be punished? Bad Girls tells the story of the evolving nature of women and prison, crime and punishment over a 150-year period of UK history.

Public Event

Quiz Night

Chapters Restaurant

Wed, 26 Feb 2019.00-20.30

Tickets £5.50.
Members may bring non-member guests to this event.

Make up a team of 4 or come on your own and join others on the night.
Book early to secure your place.
Wine and nibbles included.

Members Only
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Northern Italy - illustrated talk with themed meal

Chris Parfitt
Chapters Restaurant

Wed, 25 Mar 2019.00 - 20.30

Tickets £16.50
Members may bring non-member guests to this event.

A journey across Northern Italy including Lakes Maggiore, Orta and Garda and the cities of Verona and Venice.
An Italian themed meal included

Members Only
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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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Our latest course leaflet is now available to download.

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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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The Members' Programme, including courses and all other activities available to members, may be downloaded here.

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