The latest news from the Ipswich Institute

Open Day - Saturday 18th April

The Institute's two buildings - at 15 Tavern Street, and 13 Tower Street - will be open to the public between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 18th April.
Visitors will be able to:
• Learn about the Institute’s extensive Leisure Learning programme and to enrol on summer term courses
• Hear a little about the 190 year history of the Institute and the benefits of membership today – with a short introductory talk at 11am or 2pm
• Browse and buy from a book sale (ex-library stock)
• Enjoy a musical interlude at 1.30 and 3.30 provided by the Institute’s own ‘Strictly Flutes’ group of players
• Partake of refreshment from Pages Café.

This is a great opportunity to discover more about one of the Ipswich’s oldest establishments – a unique asset of which the region is justifiable proud.

posted 13 Apr 15

New Angle Prize Shortlist

The judges' shortlist for the New Angle Prize for East Anglian literature, organised by the Institute, has been announced.

Details can be found by clicking on the New Angle tab above.

posted 27 Mar 15


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

Suffolk Book League: Author's Talk

Liz Trenow
Reading Room

15 Apr 15 7 for 7.30pm

£8 (£4 SBL members)

Liz Trenow was born in Colchester and still lives in the local area. Her novels all resonate with her family's background in silk manufacture. Her latest book, The Poppy Factory, interweaves Afghanistan today, the First World War, and the Remembrance Day poppy.

Public Event

Suffolk Book League: Author's Talk

Janice Hadlow
Reading Room

28 Apr 15 7 for 7.30pm

£8 (£4 SBL members)

Janice Hadlow is a former Controller of BBC4 and BBC2 where she oversaw such series as Miranda, Line of Duty, the Great British Bake Off and Stargazing Live. She is now Controller of Special Projects and Seasons. In-between times she has written The Strangest Family, an aptly named history of the private lives of our Hanoverian monarchs.

Public Event

Suffolk Book Leage: Author's Talk

Elspeth Barker
Reading Room

13 May 15 7 for 7.30pm

£8 (£4 for SBL members)

Elspeth Barker is a novelist and journalist. Her novel O Caledonia was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize and her anthology Dog Days is admired by all who enjoy her incisive writing. She writes features for The Guardian, Sunday Times, Observer, London Review of Books and many other journals.

Public Event


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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