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March 2020

Bodice-rippers and Chained Books: The History of the Book

12th March 2020 @ 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 2020 @ 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 2020 @ 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 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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