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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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September 2020

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

10th September @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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