We’ve just been sent some information on a course being held at the University if Cambridge ICE called ‘Bees, flies and flowers: the ecology of pollination and why it matters’.

I am writing to let you know about a new weekend course that’s happening next month at Madingley Hall, home to the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education.

I hope the information below is of interest, and would be very grateful if you could circulate it to any of your members who may be interested.

‘Bees, flies and flowers: the ecology of pollination and why it matters’ will take place on 14-16 June 2013 and will be taught by Dr Lynn Dicks. Lynn is a research associate with the University of Cambridge Zoology Department, and has been closely involved in the recent EU debate about neonicotinoid pesticides.

The course takes place at Madingley Hall, an historic 16-century country house near Cambridge set in seven acres of landscaped gardens. It begins with dinner on Friday evening and ends with lunch on Sunday, and students can attend either as residents or non-residents.

We are currently offering bursaries of £100 to applicants who are new to the Institute of Continuing Education.

The course fee is £240 – or just £140 with a bursary award – including lunch, dinner and all lectures. If you wish to attend on a residential basis, the course fee is £350 – or just £250 with a bursary award – including bed and breakfast at Madingley Hall in addition to the above.

You can find out more about the course and book your place online, at www.ice.cam.ac.uk/bees or by calling 01223 746262.