The latest news from the Ipswich Institute

Spring Term Courses

We are taking bookings now for our extensive range of courses - both day and evening - for the Spring Term. If you are interested in a course please call or email to check availability of places.

Callers at either of our two town centre buildings are welcome at any time.

posted 10 Dec 14

Spring Term Members' Programme

The Institute Members' programme for the 2015 Spring Term is now published. Details of all the day courses are available on this website (see Courses for Members from the above tab).

If you would like a PDF copy of the programme please email us.

posted 18 Nov 14

Evening Learning Programme

The Institute's Spring Term programme of evening classes is now open for booking (see Courses for All from the tab above). Leaflets are available from the Library at 15 Tavern Street, or on request by email in PDF form.

Places can be reserved by email or phone, pending receipt of payment within five working days.

posted 18 Nov 14


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

Burns Night Supper

with Piper and Address to the Haggis
Chapters Restaurant

28 Jan 15 19.00 - 21.00

Members may bring non-member guests to this event.
Tickets £18.00

Another of our traditional and very popular Scottish celebrations of the anniversary of Robbie Burns's birthday.
A two course meal of haggis (vegetarian option available) ‘neeps and tatties’ with a ‘tipsy laird’ dessert.
A piper will pipe in the haggis before it is addressed. Join in the toast with a ‘wee dram’ and round off the evening with some traditional folk music.

Members Only
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A Brief History of Timekeeping

Jonathan Betts
Chapters Restaurant

11 Feb 15 19.00 - 20.30

Members may bring non-member guests to this event.

Jonathan Betts is Senior Curator of Horology at the Royal Observatory and Master of the Clockmakers Company for 2014. His talk will look at the general history of timekeeping and in particular the work of John Harrison, the great pioneer of the marine chronometer.
Discover the Greenwich Observatory links to Ipswich through the 19th century Astronomer Royal, George Airy.

Members Only
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Quiz Night

with Mike Smith
Chapters Restaurant

18 Feb 15 19.00 - 20.30

Members may bring non-member guests to this event

Test your knowledge against the best and the rest!
Make up a team of 4 or come on your own and join others on the night.
Spaces are limited so book early to secure your place.

Wine and nibbles included.

Tickets £5.50 per person

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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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