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June 2019

Remembering Vaughan College

11th June 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Leicester Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 6QL United Kingdom
Leicester Vaughan College seen through the Jewry Wall archway

Our next Open Research Forum on Tuesday 11 June takes the form of a ‘drop in’ during which you can share memories of the old College and learn about our plans for the future.

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October 2019

Is Trauma Always Bad for Us?

8th October 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Leicester Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 6QL United Kingdom
Is trauma always bad for us?

Diana Pinto presents: Is trauma always bad for us?: A positive psychology perspective from a Lifelong learner Post-traumatic growth (PTG) or benefit finding is positive psychological change experienced as a result of adversity and other challenges in order to rise to a higher level of functioning and ultimately psychological wellbeing. In our first Leicester Vaughan College Research Forum of the year Diana traces her journey from adult student of Psychology to course director in the Vaughan Centre and now deputy…

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November 2019

The Cassandra Syndrome

12th November 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Leicester Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 6QL United Kingdom
Free
Cassandra Syndrome

The Cassandra Syndrome, or the Cassandra Phenomenon, refers to traumatic stress which affects people who are in a relationship with someone on the autism spectrum. In November's Open Research Forum Deborah Lawrence draws on her personal experience of relationships with people on the autism spectrum. She will explore the intimate and domestic aspect of these relationships can be supported through a distinctive approach from that usually adopted in the counselling of couples. This topic will be of particular interest to…

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December 2019

“…A permanent national necessity”: The 1919 Report on Adult Education

10th December 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
Leicester Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 6QL United Kingdom
Free

The 1919 Report on Adult Education The 1919 Report laid the foundations for university adult education in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It was seen as "inseparable" from citizenship, and vital to how the state wanted to reconstruct the country after the war. What happened next? What happened next in Leicester? Rob Colls will open the history in order to discuss the consequences. Register on Eventbrite >> About Our December Speaker Robert Colls is Professor of Cultural History, International Centre…

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January 2020

When will my baby go home? Lessons from neonatal research

9th January @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Leicester Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 6QL United Kingdom
Lessons from neonatal research - photo of Alec born at 23 weeks aged 9 days old

Picture credit: Photo of Alec born at 23 weeks aged 9 days old and being held by his mum. Photo kindly provided by his parents. Lessons from Neonatal Research: A Presentation by Dr Sarah Seaton Our presenter for the January Vaughan Open Research Forum session is Dr Sarah Seaton, Perinatal and paediatric researcher. After birth around 1 in 8 babies require specialist care in neonatal units. For babies born too soon, the time they require in hospital can be very…

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February 2020

Womanly Wickedness in West Midland Medieval Wall Paintings

13th February @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Leicester Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 6QL United Kingdom
Womanly wickedness in West Midland medieval wall paintings - Alewife at Coventry

Our topic this month is "Womanly wickedness in West Midland medieval wall paintings: picking titles and communicating research in Coventry and Stratford-upon-Avon". Medieval wall paintings aren't easy to interpret. They are often fragmentary or compromised by later interventions. The meaning of their imagery is often contested, even the titles we select can skew interpretation. This research forum looks at two projects based in important sites in the West Midlands (Coventry and Stratford-upon-Avon) to explore how art historical methods can be…

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March 2020

Bodice-rippers and Chained Books: The History of the Book

12th March @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Leicester Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 6QL United Kingdom
Bodice-rippers and Chained Books: History of the Book

Bodice-rippers and Chained Books: The History of the Book You might think of libraries being rather quiet demure places, filled with dead trees rotting slowly, but print history takes us to some quite risqué places. Think about those second-hand copies of Lady Chatterley’s Lover of a certain vintage which fall open at a particular page. In this workshop you will choose from a selection of episodes in print history, including bodice-rippers (romance novels), punk zines, valuable books chained to desks, and…

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May 2020

The Lost Ideas of 19th-Century Radical Socialist Education

14th May @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Video Confererence United Kingdom

The Lost Ideas of 19th-Century Radical Socialist Education: From "Human Nature" to Culture-Building Due to social distancing measures, this session will take place via video conference. The video conference will run from 6 pm - 7:30 pm. Details will be sent on the day to people who have registered via Eventbrite.  Our May Open Research Forum is on the topic of Co-operative Character and will be presented by Yaron Golan, Manchester Metropolitan University. Early Co-operators were among the first in…

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June 2020

Higher Education Policy and the Robbins Report (1961-1963)

11th June @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Leicester Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 6QL United Kingdom
Higher Education Policy and the Robbins Report (1961-1963)

Due to social distancing measures, this session will take place via video conference. The video conference will run from 6 pm – 7:30 pm. Details will be sent on the day to people who have registered via Eventbrite.  Download Supporting Materials Josh has kindly put together some supporting materials and extracts which he will refer to in his presentation. If you would like to read these ahead of the session, please download the PDF here. About the June Forum Our June…

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July 2020

Urban Thrills? People’s experiences of British city and town centres, 1930s-1970s

9th July @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Video Confererence United Kingdom
Urban Thrills? People’s experiences of British city and town centres, 1930s-1970s

Due to social distancing measures, this session will take place via video conference. The video conference will run from 6 pm – 7:30 pm. Details will be sent on the day to people who have registered via Eventbrite.  About the July Forum Dr Denise McHugh (Open University) and Dr Lucy Faire (Leicester Vaughan College) The middle of the twentieth century was a time when town and city centres were re-planned and redeveloped. The history of urban centres during this period has…

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