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June 2020

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

11th June 2020 @ 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 2020 @ 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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September 2020

14-18 NOW: Archiving the First World War Arts Centenary Programme

10th September 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Video Confererence United Kingdom
14-18 NOW: Archiving the First World War Arts Centenary Programme

This paper, presented by lead archivist Dr Ellie Pridgeon, will provide an overview of some of the key 14-18 NOW projects.

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October 2020

Adult Education in the 1919 Centenary and the Time of Pandemic

8th October 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Video Confererence United Kingdom
Vaughan Open Research Forum

The 2019 Centenary Commission Report restated the aims for the 21st century – but it did not foresee that within three months Coronavirus would have locked the country down, reducing lawful human interaction to Zoom.

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November 2020

Poetry and the Adult Student

12th November 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Video Confererence United Kingdom
Vaughan Open Research Forum - Poetry and the Adult Student

In this forum we will look at approaches to teaching poetry to adult learners. What makes for a fulfilling learning experience? Is poetry ‘wasted on the young’?

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December 2020

Medieval Towns in the Modern Age

10th December 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Video Confererence United Kingdom
Vaughan Open Research Forum

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 December Forum Presented by Deirdre O'Sullivan (Archaeology, University of Leicester) In the 21st century the phrase ‘our urban heritage’ invites questions at many levels, not just about who is ‘our’ and what is ‘heritage’ but also about the role of  expert voices,…

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January 2021

Looking Forward: What are the Prospects for Lifelong Learning after the Pandemic?

14th January @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Lifelong learning after the pandemic

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 January Forum Presented by: Professor John Field We’ve been through extraordinary times. The last twelve months have witnessed extraordinary disruptions to our everyday lives as we adjusted to the global pandemic. We should not forget that the year also saw a…

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February 2021

The Class Politics of Foundation Years

11th February @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free
The Class Politics of Foundation Years

Dr Sarah Hale presents her research exploring the class politics of foundation years in higher education.

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March 2021

Body Positivity: A History of a (Once) Radical Movement

11th March @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free
Vaughan Open Research Forum

Vaughan Open Research Forum is series of talks, workshops and interactive sessions which are open to anyone who is curious and wants to find out more.

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April 2021

What’s it Like Writing a Novel?

15th April @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free
What is it like writing a novel?

Vaughan Open Research Forum is series of talks, workshops and interactive sessions which are open to anyone who is curious and wants to find out more.

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