The latest news from the Ipswich Institute

New Angle Prize for Literature

This biennial competition for recently published literature, set in or influenced by the East Anglian region, is organised by the Ipswich Institute. The rules and entry form for the 2015 competition have recently been published. Follow the link above for more details.

posted 07 Oct 14

Chance to learn Bridge

An evening Bridge class for beginners began on Monday this week.

There are still places on the course so, if you want to learn to play Bridge with a Regional Master, get in touch now to book a place.

See Courses for further details.

posted 23 Sep 14

Biggest Ever Programme!

The Institute's Autumn programme of courses has just been published. There are more courses than ever before in the long history of the Ipswich Institute. And as we were founded in 1824 - that's a long time!

Browse the course categories and find something to suit you.

posted 07 Jul 14


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

Suffolk Book League - Author's talk

Robert Colls
Reading Room, 15 Tavern Street

06 Nov 14 19.30

£8 (£4 SBL members)

Robert Colls is a cultural and intellectual historian with interests in regional and national identities.
He has recently published George Orwell: English Rebel which has been praised as a sensitive reappraisal and provocative addition to Orwell studies.

Public Event

Switzerland - Talk with Buffet

Chris Parfitt
Chapters Restaurant, Admiral's House

26 Nov 14 7.00 - 8.45 pm

Members may purchase tickets for non-member guests

Chris Parfitt returns to give us one of his wonderful travel talks, this time on Switzerland.
Accompanied by a tasty buffet of regional dishes.

Early booking is recommended.

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In the Country

David Gentleman
Reading Room, 15 Tavern Street

03 Dec 14 19.00


David Gentleman studied illustration at the Royal College of Art under Edward Bawden and John Nash. He has worked in watercolour, lithography and wood engraving at scales ranging from the platform-length murals for Charing Cross underground station in London to postage stamps and logos.

David Gentleman will give an illustrated talk on his new book ‘In the Country’.

Not to be missed!

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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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