Sir Alan Tuckett to talk at Vaughan’s Open Research Forum

Bust of Sir Alan Tuckett in the Leicester Adult Education College.

Vaughan’s Open Research Forum is delighted that the opening Forum for 2018/2019  – ‘Barking in the wilderness’: Making the case for adult learning’ – will be a talk by Professor Sir Alan Tuckett. He will address the conundrum of why, at time when adult learning is needed more than ever, there is so little public commitment to producing citizens who are critically engaged with the social, democratic and environmental changes taking place within today’s Britain.

Sir Alan Tuckett is well-known in the world of education as a champion of adult and lifelong learning.  He was the Chief Executive of the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) from 1988 to 2011, and President of the International Council for Adult Education from 2011 to 2015. He currently acts as an adviser to UNESCO on adult and lifelong learning.

The Forum will take place on 9 October 2018.  Tea and cake will be provided from 5.45 in the Satta Hashem Hall in the Leicester Adult Education College on Belvoir Street; the talk will start at 6.15. Free tickets are available via Eventbrite.