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Our next termly programme will be published in November. If you would like to receive details of our day or evening courses, send us a message via the contact link above and we will add your email address to our distribution list.

posted 30 Sep 15

New Angle Prize Winner

The winner and runner-up have been announced. For details of the New Angle Prize Awards click on NEW ANGLE button above.

posted 10 Sep 15

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


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

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

Suffolk book League: Author’s Talk

Robert Tombs
Reading Room

11 Nov 15 7 for 7.30pm

£8 (£4 SBL members)

Robert Tombs is a Professor of French History at the University of Cambridge who has recently published the work The English and Their History. This has met with massive acclaim and wil make you think that ‘maybe being English isn’t so bad after all’. It certainly helps to explain how, for better or for worse, we got to be who we are today.

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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