The latest news from the Ipswich Institute

Autumn Programme

Enrolment is underway for our Autumn Term programme of Day and Evening courses.
Some courses are now full, so please check availability with us before paying a course fee.

posted 12 Aug 15

Autumn Term Programme

The Institute's 2015 Autumn Term programme is now published. And it is bigger than ever!

Details of all courses can be found from the Courses link above.

Evening classes are open to all and can be booked now.

Day classes are open to Institute Members only and applications need to be with us by 3rd August.

Please send us an email if you would like to be sent a PDF copy of either day or evening programme.

posted 06 Jul 15

New Angle Prize

The Institute hosted a splendid evening celebrating East Anglian literature on Wednesday 1st July. All six authors shortlisted for the New Angle Prize for Literature read from their work and talked about their influences to a packed Reading Room audience.

Now all that remains is to find out the £2,000 winner and £500 runner up! Tickets for the Awards Dinner, to be held on Wednesday 9th September at the Hintlesham Golf Club, are available now from the Institute. £30 for a three course meal and wine.

posted 06 Jul 15


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

New Angle Awards Dinner

Host: BBC Suffolk’s Leslie Dolphin
Hintlesham Golf Club

09 Sep 15 19.00 - 22.00

£30 (includes welcome drink and three-course meal with wine).

Enjoy a three-course dinner in the company of the shortlisted authors and hear the judges’ final decision first hand in this prestigious literary competition.

The six books in the running are Ronald Blythe’s The Time by the Sea , Mark Cocker’s Claxton, Esther Freud’s Mr Mac and Me, Jason Hewitt’s The Dynamite Room, Alex Monroe’s Two Turtle Doves and Kate Worsley’s She Rises.

The judges’ review of the entries will be followed by the announcement of the £2,000 winner and £500 runner-up, sponsored by Gotelee Solicitors.

Public Event

Suffolk Book League: Author’s Talk

John Harvey
Reading Room

07 Oct 15 7 for 7.30pm

£8 (£4 SBL members)

John Harvey has published more than 100 books in his 40 or so years as a professional writer. He is best known for his Charlie Resnick crime novel series, which started with Lonely Hearts, and has just concluded with Darkness, Darkness. In 2007 he won the Crime Writers’ Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for Sustained Excellence in Crime Writing. He is also a poet, dramatist and sometimes publisher.

Public Event

The Fight for Votes for Women

Joy Bounds
Birkbeck Room, 15 Tavern Street

10 Oct 15 10.30 - 15.30

£16.00 (Members) £18 (Non-members).
Morning coffee and lunch included in price.

Women had to fight for over 60 years before they finally got the vote in 1928 on the same terms as men. On this study day we will be exploring the various stages of the campaign and the different forms of protest “from meetings in elegant drawing-rooms to hunger-strikes in prison. We will be looking at why the Government opposed women having the vote for so long. Who were our local suffragettes, and what exactly did they do locally to make their voices heard? We will learn about their enormous commitment, the abuse they suffered and the sacrifices they made.
This one-day course is suitable for anyone with a general interest in the suffragette movement and women” fight for equality. No previous knowledge of history or politics is required.

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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