Chippenham Park and Ely Cathedral

Members Outing

Wed, 21 Feb 18
9.00am - 5.00pm

Event full - waiting list in operation

Enjoy a morning exploring the gardens of Chippenham Park, Cambridgeshire, created in the 1690s, now with lakeside walks and drifts of seasonal flowers. We then take the short drive to Ely for a guided tour of the magnificent Cathedral, with over 900 years of rich architectural history and its unique 14th Century octagonal lantern tower

Broomhill Lido: past, present & future

Mark Ling
Chapters Restaurant

Wed, 07 Mar 18
19.00 - 20.30

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

Long-time Broomhill campaigner Mark will talk about the pool in 1938, preparing the pool for the season, Broomhill legends, current status with plans and designs for restoration.

Parker Library Corpus Christi, Cambridge

Members Outing

Wed, 14 Mar 18
9.00am - 5.30pm

Event full - waiting list in operation

We take a guided tour of the Parker Library. Founded over 500 years ago and known throughout the world for its collection of ancient manuscripts and texts including the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (principal source for early English history) the 6th century Gospels of St. Augustine, the Bury Bible and Chaucer's Troilus. Visit includes free time in Cambridge.

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough

Mark Mitchels
Chapters Restaurant

Wed, 14 Mar 18

Tickets £5.00 Members may bring non-member guests to this event.

Theman who gave his queen 'a glorious victory' is considered to be England's finest general. Even the Duke of Wellington acknowledged his supremacy. Mark will tell the story of this charismatic man who began his career in the royal bedrooms!

Ipswich Historic Churches

John Field
Chapters Restaurant

Thu, 15 Mar 18
15.00 - 16.00

Tickets £4. Members may bring non-member guests to this event

Ipswich has 12 Mediaeval Churches, six of which are now redundant, in this talk John Field describes the historic and architectural importance of these wonderful buildings and the work undertaken by the Ipswich Historic Churches Trust and other bodies to protect them and give them viable futures serving the community of Ipswich.

London Postal Museum

Members Outing

Tue, 17 Apr 18
8.30am - 6.00pm

Event full. Waiting list in operation.

The Postal Museum, London’s newest attraction, holds over 400 years of postal heritage, including archive records designated as being of outstanding national importance. Collections include 150 years of iconic street furniture and fleet vehicles - and British stamps from 1840. Visit includes a ride on the Mail Rail - a “secret” narrow gauge underground rail network abandoned and forgotten for decades – now fully renovated.


Suffolk Book League Author's Talk

Helen Mort

Reading Room, 15 Tavern St

Thu, 05 Apr 18

Tickets from Suffolk Book League, or on the door.

This will incorporate SBL Annual General Meeting

Helen Mort is a multi-award-winning British poet. She is five-time winner of the Foyle Young Poets award, received an Eric Gregory Award from The Society of Authors and won the Manchester Poetry Prize Young Writer Prize in 2008. She was the Derbyshire Poet Laureate from 2013 to 2015 and has won many more poetry prizes. Her latest collection No Map Could Show Them, is filled to the brim with poetry inspired by Mort's two passions: mountaineering and running.

Lennie 100

Emeritus Professor Chris Green

Birkbeck Room

Sat, 12 May 18
10am - 3.30pm

£20 (Institute Members £18) includes lunch.
Re-arranged from 3rd March.

A lecture based celebration of the life of Leonard Bernstein (b 1918, died 1990) – Renaissance man and musician extraordinaire.

This study day will explore Bernstein as a composer for the concert hall, as a writer of theatre works, as a conductor, as a pianist and as a communicator.

British Jazz Explored

Martin Hathaway

Reading Room, 15 Tavern Street

Sun, 24 Jun 18
15.00 - 16.30

Tickets £8 (£7 for Institute Members

Part of the Ipswich Jazz Festival

An illustrated lecture providing a whistle-stop tour of British jazz since the war, including Ronnie Scott, John Dankworth, Cleo Laine, Humphrey Lyttleton, Joe Harriott, Stan Tracey, Michael Garrick, Norma Winstone, John Surman, Courtney Pine, Loose Tubes, the young British jazz 'collectives', Yazz Ahmed and many more!

Martin Hathaway, saxophonist, composer and educator, is a highly respected member of the British jazz scene and professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He has performed with many of the country’s leading musicians including Mike Westbrook, Michael Garrick, Stacey Kent and several Dankworths.

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