The latest news from the Ipswich Institute

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

Astronomy is Looking Up

Our ten week 'beginners' course in Astronomy is back, and a few places are still available.

Previous students on Paul Whiting's course have found it very informative, stimulating and, with an exclusive tour of the Orwell Observatory scheduled, great fun.

Tuesday 26th September, 6.30 - 8.30pm

Phone us on 01473 253992 and enrol now. £77 (£51 for Institute Members)

posted 05 Sep 17


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

Improvers' Guide to Solving Cryptic Crosswords

Tim King (aka Encota)
Birkbeck Room

21 Sep 17 10.15 - 12.15

£6.50 (Institute members), £7.50 (non-members)

Crosswords and especially cryptic crosswords are a brilliant means of keeping our brains active, for improving problem solving skills and for expanding our vocabulary.
This workshop is designed for those who have had some experience of cryptic crosswords and are keen to learn more; ideal if you attended the previous workshop or you regularly solve some of a daily national cryptic puzzle.
Tim, an expert crossword solver and setter, will guide us into the mystery (and history) of the cryptic crossword with time split between presentation and practising solving.

Public Event

The Trans-Siberian and Beyond

Roy Laverick
Chapters Restaurant

04 Oct 17 19.00 - 20.30

£3.50. Members may bring non-member guests to this event

A presentation by Roy featuring coverage of a trip on the Trans-Siberian Express, together with an account of Moscow, Irkutsk in Siberia, Ulan Ude (Buryat Republic), Ulan Bator in Mongolia, Beijing and Shanghai in China.

Members Only
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'Mutiny', Ipswich and the First Jacobite Rebellion

John Sutton
Chapters Restaurant

11 Oct 17 19.00 - 20.30

£3.50. Members may bring non-member guests to this event.

The Earl of Dunbarton’s Scottish Infantry were quartered in Ipswich and after a fiery sermon delivered by an Ipswich minister, they mutinied and went on the rampage on the Cornhill.
A ‘rattling good yarn’ of interest to an Ipswich audience.

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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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