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Learn to speak again

We are offering a chance to enjoy learning a truly useful skill. An eight week evening course starting on Tuesday 6th May provides an introduction to speaking in British Sign Language – as widely used by many deaf adults and children. This interesting and entertaining course will be led by a qualified tutor from the Suffolk Deaf Association and costs just £70 (discount applies for Institute members).

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posted 16 Apr 14

Now enrolling for Summer Term courses

There are places available on many Summer Term courses - both evening and daytime.
Please contact us on 01473 253992 or by email on if you have a query about a specific course content or availability.

posted 14 Apr 14

New Summer Term programme

Details of the Summer Term day and evening classes and other events are now published.

A printed or PDF copy of the programme is available on request.

posted 26 Mar 14


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

The Greatest Show not on Earth

Paul Whiting
Birkbeck Room

24 Apr 14 1.30 - 2.30


Paul will give an introduction to eclipses, illustrated by his expedition to Tahiti, French Polynesia and Easter Island to see a total solar eclipse. He will then talk about his many visits to North Norway to view (and listen to) the Northern lights.

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Thailand ilustrated - with buffet

Chris Parfitt
Chapters Restaurant

30 Apr 14 19.00 - 21.30


Back by popular demand, Chris will delight us with terrific pictures and tales of his visit to Thailand, preceded by a Thai buffet.
Book early to avoid disappointment.

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Suffolk Book League Author's Talk

Sue Gee
Reading Room, 15 Tavern Street

05 Jun 14 19.30

£8 (£4 SBL members)

Sue Gee is a novelist and short story writer who managed to win wide acclaim for a novel The Hours of the Night that won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award.
Her latest novel Coming Home is about the return from India in 1947. She is Course Director at the Faber Academy.

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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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