Bursaries available for Cambridge courses in 2014

Dear English Teacher

MSt in Advanced Subject Teaching

We wrote to you back in January to invite you to consider applying for the Master of Studies (MSt) in Advanced Subject Teaching.

We’re now delighted to tell you that a new bursary fund has been made available to teachers applying to study the MSt in 2014.

Eight James Stuart Bursaries of £1,250 per annum will be offered to those applicants who most closely match the criteria. The bursaries are designed for English and History teachers wishing to research an under-taught and/or under-researched subject area in order to improve teaching and learning in their school or college.

The deadline for bursary applications is midday on 22 April 2014, and the closing date for course applications is now 1 May 2014.

Visit www.ice.cam.ac.uk/mst-ast to find out more about the bursaries and apply online.

Weekend courses at Madingley Hall

In addition to the MSt, we also offer weekend courses throughout the year in literature and creative writing. Courses are taught by leading University specialists in the beautiful setting of Madingley Hall, a 16th-century country house near Cambridge.

Cambridge University Press is offering bursaries of £100 to state-funded teachers to study on weekend courses at Madingley Hall. You may apply for one bursary per academic year, and early application is recommended as funds are limited.

Each weekend starts with dinner on Friday evening and ends with lunch on Sunday. You can choose to stay at the Hall for the duration of your course, or attend as a non-resident.

Here is a selection of the literature courses taking place in the coming months:

  • Literature and Romantic music (21–23 March)
  • Comedy on the 20th-century stage (21–23 March)
  • Writing for children (4–6 April)
  • Shakespeare’s ambiguous comedies: love, language and laughter in As You Like It and Twelfth Night (4–6 April)
  • Writing far from home: colonial short stories of Somerset Maugham and Rudyard Kipling (2–4 May)
  • Poetry masterclass: a quiet mastery (5–8 May)
  • The poetry of T S Eliot (30 May – 1 June)
  • Write that play! (30 May – 1 June)
  • The haunted mansion (27–29 June)
  • Strange meetings: words, music and the First World War (27–29 June)
  • The comedy of Aristophanes (27–29 June)
  • Book collectors and book collecting: the British tradition with some Cambridge examples (4–6 July)

The course fee for non-residents starts from £240 – or just £140 with a bursary award – including lunch, dinner and all lectures. The fee for residents starts from £350 – or just £250 with a bursary award – including bed and breakfast at Madingley Hall in addition to the above.

Visit www.ice.cam.ac.uk/weekends to find out more about weekend courses and apply online.

Contact us

Please contact me at enquiries@ice.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions, or if you would prefer not to receive emails from us in future.

Best regards

Paul Ireland
Communications and Marketing Manager
Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge
Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridge, CB23 8AQ

Tel: +44 (0)1223 746262
Email: enquiries@ice.cam.ac.uk

We are part of the University of Cambridge and provide part-time and short courses for adults.