The latest news from the Ipswich Institute

Autumn Programme

Our Autumn programmes of Day and Evening Courses and other events are now published. Please call, or email if you would like a copy.

posted 14 Jul 16

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If you are not already an Institute Member but would like to be informed when a new Evening Learning Programme is published, please send us an email. We will happily add you to our distribution list.

Our next (Autumn) programme will be published in July.

posted 23 May 16

Summer Term Courses

Our Summer Term Evening Programme is under way and some courses still have places available.

Please email us with any enquiries.

posted 31 Mar 16


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

Stars & Stripes

Chapters Restaurant

05 Jul 16 15.00 - 16.00

Tickets £5.50
Members may bring non-member guests to this event

Celebrate Independence Day a day late with a selection of memorable tunes from Broadway shows and the Great American Songbook.

Music by Florian Music with Judy Smith on accordion and Celeste Goschen on Flute.

There will be a selection of typically American style nibbles.

Members Only
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Saturday Study Day 'Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616) his life and times'

Catherine Dell
Birkbeck Room, 15 Tavern Street

01 Oct 16 9.30 - 3.30

Cost £17.00
Includes morning coffee and lunch

After the Bible, Don Quixote is the world’s most translated book. Such success has guaranteed “the knight of sorrowful countenance” global recognition, but his creator, Miguel de Cervantes, remains more elusive.

This study day explores the life of an extraordinary man. Relentlessly pursued by debt, ill-fortune and failure, Cervantes was variously an adventurer, soldier, hostage, spy, purveyor, tax-collector, would-be poet, frustrated playwright… Then, towards the end of his life, he wrote Don Quixote and became instantly famous (though never rich).

Alongside our biographical focus, there will be an overview of the historical and literary contexts as well as an introduction to Don Quixote itself. (Haven’t read the book? Doesn’t matter.)

Members Only
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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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