The latest news from the Ipswich Institute


We have a vacancy for a Conductor/Director to run the Birkbeck Singers as part of our daytime leisure learning programme.

Meeting every Wednesday during term time from 10.00 - 12.00, the Singers normally number between 40 - 50 mixed voices - all keen learners and enthusiastic participants.
The autumn term starts week beginning 10th September.

If you are interested in finding out more, please email or phone us for details.

The closing date for applications is Monday 13th August.

posted Mon, 23 Jul 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

Autumn Programme

Our Autumn Term programmes of both day and evening courses are published - in paper and PDF versions.
Please email us if you would like a copy - or come in and see us at 15 Tavern Street.

All of our day classes are now listed on this website, the evening courses will be loaded by the end of this week.

Booking Terms and Conditions are available from the bottom of this page.

posted Wed, 18 Jul 18


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

Stamford & Deene Park (Northants.)


Wed, 15 Aug 18Depart 8.30 am

Time to explore, and have lunch in, the attractive market town of Stamford before visiting Deene Park, the home of the Brudenell family for over 500 years - including the 7th Earl of Cardigan who led the Charge of the Light Brigade. A guided tour of the house is included, with free time to explore the gardens. Cost £30 per person.

Members Only
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Bletchley Park


Tue, 04 Sep 18Depart 08.30am

Tickets £35

Bletchley Park, the top-secret home of British Codebreakers and birthplace of modern information technology, played a major role in producing secret intelligence which had a profound influence on the outcome of World War 2.
The collection includes key items - such as cipher machines - plus personal items, such as diaries, letters and recollections from Veterans.

Members Only
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Suffolk Book League Author's Talk

Sarah Perry
Reading Room

Mon, 10 Sep 1819.30

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

Sarah Perry is the author of two novels. After Me Comes the Flood was published in 2014, followed by The Essex Serpent in 2016, which was nominated for the 2016 Costa Book Awards and named Waterstones Book of the Year. It was also on the longlist for the 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Told with exquisite grave and intelligence, the novel is a celebration of love, and the many different guises it can take.

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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