The latest news from the Ipswich Institute

Extra French for Beginners

In response to high demand, and with some clever juggling, we have been able to set up a second French for Beginners class on a Wednesday evening.
Follow the link above to Courses for All for details.

posted Thu, 06 Sep 18

Enrolment continuing for Autumn Term

There are still spaces available on many of our day and evening courses. Please check with us if you are interested in a particular subject.

As a suggestion have vacancies for Ukulele, Bridge beginners, Astronomy, Origami and many others.

posted Mon, 20 Aug 18

Leisure Learning Programme goes live!

All of our autumn courses are now visible on our website.

If you are interested in Evening Courses - click on the Courses For All link above. Places on these courses can be reserved now - by email or a phone call.

For Day Courses (membership subscription required) - click on Courses for Members. Applications for these courses can be submitted now and will be processed on 7th August. Make sure your membership is up to date before applying.

There's plenty to choose from!

posted Thu, 19 Jul 18


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

Suffolk Book League Author's Talk

Toby Litt
Reading Room

Mon, 10 Sep 1819.30

Tickets £8 on the door (£4 SBL members)

Toby Litt, author, librettist and creative writing teacher, has published four collections of stories, eight novels and, most recently, a book of selected literary essays, Mutants.
His non-fiction book Wrestliana was published in May 2018. It is about his close relationship to his great-great-great grandfather, William Litt, a champion Cumberland-style wrestler, poet, novelist and smuggler.

Public Event

Black Ivory

Mark Mitchels
Chapters Restaurant

Wed, 12 Sep 1819.00 - 20.30

Tickets £5.
Members may bring non-member guests to this event

Hardly any aspect of English life was unaffected by the fact of slavery. Wilberforce is the name most associated with the struggle but there were many others.
This talk celebrates unknown people who together changed history for good.

Members Only
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Ipswich Medieval Churches

John Field
Birkbeck Room

Thu, 27 Sep 1814.00 - 15.00

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

John continues his fully illustrated talk on Ipswich’s medieval Churches by looking at the six churches still in religious use.

These churches have graced our town for many centuries, and are in their built form, an archive of Ipswich life throughout those years.
The talk will also consider the important impact these buildings make upon the urban environment and fabric of Ipswich.

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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Members' Courses

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

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