The latest news from the Ipswich Institute

New Angle Prize - Closed for Entries

The closing date for this year's New Angle Prize for East Anglian Literature was 3rd January and a very strong field of entries has given the judges a real challenge!
The judges' longlist is expected to be published in early February.

Watch this space!

posted 05 Jan 17

New Courses

Within our extensive Spring Term programme of courses there are several new topics available, including:

Introduction to Psychology (evening class)

Photography - Composition (evening class)

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posted 07 Dec 16


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

Burns Night Supper

Chapters Restaurant

25 Jan 17 19.00

Tickets £18. Members may bring non-member guests to this event.

Enjoy the traditional piping in and address to the haggis, before embarking on a 2 course meal of haggis (veggie option available) neeps and tatties, and dessert - plus a ‘wee dram’ for the toast. Scottish music and verse to round off the evening.

Members Only
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Trinity House – the General Lighthouse Authority

Karl Lumbers
Chapters Restaurant

15 Feb 17 19.00 - 20.30

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

A talk on the history and modern-day functions of this world renowned but often misunderstood maritime charity.

Members Only
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A Morning with Federico

Catherine Dell
Birkbeck Room, Tavern Street

11 Mar 17 9.30 - 12.30

Cost: Members £14.50
Non-members £16.00

Assassinated at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War,
Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) is today recognised as one of modern literature’s great creative spirits.

This seminar explores Lorca’s life, examines his poetry (not the plays), looks at the challenge of translation, and ends with a close-reading of Romance sonámbulo/ Sleepwalking ballad – Memorable for its enigmatic refrain ‘Verde que te quiero verde/Green I love you green’.
Bi-lingual texts of all the poems studied will be available.

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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