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March 2019

Psychological Evidence in Murder Trials

12th March 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Leicester Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 6QL United Kingdom
Free
Vaughan Open Research Forum - Andrew Colman - Psychological Evidence In Murder Trials

Professor Colman has given expert psychological witness in a number of murder trials, four of which will be discussed in this talk.

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April 2019

Archaeology for All: Community archaeology in Leicestershire

9th April 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Leicester Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 6QL United Kingdom
Free
Greyfriars Project, Richard III archaeology dig, Leicester

Matt Morris (Archaeology) will deliver a talk on: Archaeology for All: Community Archaeology in Leicestershire.

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May 2019

On Training to be a Counsellor

14th May 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Leicester Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 6QL United Kingdom
Free
Accredited Part Time Counselling Courses from Leicester Vaughan College

Catherine Drury, ex-Vaughan College Student, will be talking about her experiences training to be a counsellor.

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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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