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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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A Beginner’s Guide to World Religions

30th November 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Leicester Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 6QL United Kingdom
£35
A Beginner's Guide to World Religions

A Beginner’s Guide to World Religions: Designing and Planning the Course Together Tutor: George Ballentyne Do you have questions about the different faiths and religions in Leicester? This co-design workshop will imagine a ten-week course looking at the eight major communities as lives are lived today in this city, but also their worldwide presence and history. This course will focus on aspects which interest those studying the course, building upon a few core topics, developing a cross-cutting image, impression and understanding.…

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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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Sexual Boundaries in the Therapy Room

25th January @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Leicester Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 6QL United Kingdom
£55
Sexual Boundaries in the Therapy Room

This full day CPD workshop will look at: Exploring thoughts and feelings that may be taboo or off limits to both the counsellor and client relating to material around sex, sexuality and the therapy room. How might sexuality and the relationship become manifested in a sexual or romantic transference and what role does supervision play in maintaining the sexual boundary. This session will be facilitated by Patrick Cawley. How to Apply  

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February 2020

Counselling Accreditation Reflective Workshop for BACP Practitioners

8th February @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Leicester Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 6QL United Kingdom
£35
Counselling Accreditation Reflective Workshop for BACP Practitioners

This workshop will look at the process of applying for BACP Accreditation, focusing upon each criterion in more detail. We will look at: What are BACP looking for in each criterion Reflect upon how best you may write about your reflective practice How to bring the process all together The use of supervision in the process What it means to be accredited, both personally and within the counselling professions as a whole It will include small and large group reflection…

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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

Counselling Accreditation Reflective Workshop for BACP Practitioners

9th May @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Leicester Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 6QL United Kingdom
£35
Counselling Accreditation Reflective Workshop for BACP Practitioners

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 Sadly, we are unable to run this session due to social distancing measures currently in place. Please sign up for our newsletter if you would like to be notified of new dates when they are decided. This workshop will look at the process of applying for BACP Accreditation, focusing upon each criterion in more detail. We will look at: What are BACP looking for in each criterion Reflect upon how best you may write about your…

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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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