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Looking Forward

If you would like to receive a copy of our 2018 Spring Term programme of evening classes as soon as it is published, please send us an email and we will add you to our distribution list.

We expect to have the programme ready by the end of November.

posted 17 Oct 17

Evening Courses

Most of the Courses in our Evening Programme are now full - but there are still places on Astronomy for Beginners, German Beginners(Yr 2), Latin Beginners and Aspects of Art (Art History).

We will shortly update the course entries on this site to indicate where there are still places available, but please ask if you are interested in any of our courses.

posted 15 Sep 17

New Angle Prize Winners

The New Angle Prize Awards Dinner was held on 6th September at Hintlesham Golf Club just outside Ipswich.
The £2,000 winning book was announced as Julia Blackburn's "Threads, The Delicate Life of John Craske".

For details of the prize, the Runner-up and the Readers' Choice Award, follow the link above to NEW ANGLE.

posted 07 Sep 17


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

Suffolk Book League Author's Talk

Wendy Cope
Reading Room

01 Nov 17 7.30pm

Tickets from SBL: £8 (SBL members £4)


Wendy Cope OBE has won 3 significant poetry awards since her debut publication in 1980. Her latest anthology (and first in 10 years), Family Values, is rife with simplicity and bathos whose effect on her readers is not simple at all.

Public Event

The Mysteries of Easter Island - a Polynesian buffet

Chris Parfitt
Chapters Restaurant

15 Nov 17 19.00 - 21.00

Tickets £12.50. Members may bring non-member guests to this event

Life today in one of the furthest outposts of Polynesia (now a province of Chile). Chris will give us an outline of the history of a culture which developed almost in isolation and the role of the famous statues.

Our catering team will serve up another appropriately themed culinary treat.

Members Only
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Spain 1937-39: a fight to the finish

Catherine Dell
Birkbeck Room, Tavern Street

25 Nov 17 9.30 - 3.30

Cost: Members £17.00
Non-members £19.00

Following on from 1936: Spain in Crisis, this study day continues the story of the Spanish Civil War from 1937 onwards.
Through the witness of combatants, medical teams, war correspondents, and civilians, our focus covers key events such as the bombing of Guernica (and Picasso’s response), the battle of Teruel – fought in sub-zero temperatures, the audacious, but doomed, offensive across the river Ebro, the fall of Catalonia…and the plight of 500,000 refugees.
For the Republicans, the war’s end in April 1939 brought disillusion and defeat.
For the country as a whole, division and dictatorship.
Note: It is not necessary to have attended 1936:Spain in Crisis

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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