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November 2018

The Stream of Life

13th November 2018 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Leicester Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 6QL United Kingdom
Free

Since the first half of the 20th century humanist and rationalist organisations have regularly petitioned the BBC to receive more dedicated airtime for their worldviews.

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December 2018

The Representation of South Asian Women

11th December 2018 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Kajal Nisha Patel is a film maker and photographer who works in both the UK and India. Kajal uses photography and story-telling to explore key social issues.

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January 2019

The Restor(y)ing Retirement Course

8th January @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Leicester Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 6QL United Kingdom
Free

The Restor(y)ing Retirement pilot project explores the deliberate use  of narrative as an educational tool in later life learning. The paper  uses a narrative approach to bring alignment between the methodology of the pilot and its evaluation.

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February 2019

What it’s like to be a person: Reflections on a module for a multi-disciplinary degree

12th February @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Leicester Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 6QL United Kingdom
Free
Vaughan Open Research Forum - Bill Myers - What It's Like To Be A Person

This is an interdisciplinary issue involving the pleasure of computer science, free will, consciousness, linguistics, poetry and how people get on with each other.

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March 2019

Psychological Evidence in Murder Trials

12th March @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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