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

'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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Suffolk Book League Author's Talk

Megan Bradbury
Reading Room

11 Oct 17 7.30pm

Tickets from SBL: £8 (SBL members £4)


Megan Bradbury was awarded the Charles Pick Fellowship at UEA and also won an Escalator Literature Award and a Grant for the Arts to help fund the completion of her first novel, Everyone is Watching, which tells the story of New York City through the geniuses who have inhabited it.

Public Event

Suffolk Book League Author's Talk

Wendy Cope
Reading Room

01 Nov 17 7.30pm

Tickets from SBL: £8 (SBL members £4)


Wendy Cope OBE has won 3 significant poetry awards since her debut publication in 1980. Her latest anthology (and first in 10 years), Family Values, is rife with simplicity and bathos whose effect on her readers is not simple at all.

Public Event


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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