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Ransackers Project – early findings

Nick Foxell As part of our new project, Learn and Live Long, funded by an Awards for All lottery grant, I have begun to explore the learning opportunities available toolder people with the aim of creating a user-friendly database that will help people identify courses that are suited to their own interests, ambitions, levels of commitment and varying stages of life.  What has been apparent from the start, is that the world of lifelong learning has changed dramatically since I visited Northern College in 2013 for Ransackers Association to make a short film about a group of older learners celebrating their experience of residential courses.  … Continue reading “Ransackers Project – early findings”

Open University free online talks – 2022/23

All earlier talks can be accessed by following the links below: 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 Description of the AWPT Series: As part of the ‘Ageing Well Public Talk series’ we are exploring how important it is, over our lifespan, to maintain a well-balanced nutrition and hydration as well as regular physical and social activity in the older age, also known as the ‘Five Pillars of Ageing Well’. As we know we start ageing the moment we are born. It demonstrates more significantly when we reach certain age, the usual benchmark being 65+, but our ageing starts much sooner and the way…

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OU Student Support Scholarships

These scholarships are for next academic year, 2022/23 and include: The Disabled Veterans’ Scholarships Fund, The Open Futures Scholarship for Black Students and The Carers’ Scholarships Fund.

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Seniors: Coffee & Chat at BCS London

BCS (British Computer Society) North London Branch is generously offering to host afternoon events to listen to experts in their field and to discuss topical subjects and to address Computing and Internet problems you may have. The third of these afternoon events will take place on 25th October 2021. (2-4pm) This is an opportunity If you missed the first of these events. You are welcome to attend if you did attend the first event on the 4th October to follow up some of the decisions made then. Register for free on Eventbrite

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Ransackers “Learn and Live Long” Project Launch

Investigating older people’s learning opportunities The aim of this project, which starts in September, is to explore the learning opportunities and experiences of older people and retirees. This will initially focus on subjects taught and facilitated by experts, at colleges and other organisations, and will identify taught courses that are available for free, or at a reduced fee for older people. We also plan to tell the stories of older people who have done either face to face or online courses, and how they adjusted to the learning process. Looking at how they benefitted in wellbeing, confidence, channelling creative skills, and…

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RHACC courses

Empowering adults and communities through education, skills and enterprise Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College (RHACC) was established on October 1st 2017 through the merger of Richmond Adult and Community College and Hillcroft College. It is built on their shared expertise in adult learning and their commitment to the needs of adults and communities that need further educational or tailored opportunities to develop the skills to thrive and achieve their potential. With two campuses and superb facilities including a dedicated Art School and Business School, Women-only Education, a 120-seat theatre, specialist co-working and office space, meeting rooms, classrooms, workshops and…

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Reclaiming Adult Dance

Interview with Elizabeth Arifien, Creative Dance London This article was written by Katie Hagan and originally featured in Dance Art Journal. Elizabeth Arifien founder and creative director of Creative Dance London is on a mission to change the perceptions of adult dance. In our culture of comparison, adult classes have long been seen as somewhat secondary to professional dance, a skewed depiction given the styles’ values and objectives exist on totally different spheres that shouldn’t really be brought into juxtaposition. To reclaim adult dance, Creative Dance London has cultivated a balmy oasis of intergenerational and 60+ improvisation-based contemporary dance workshops and classes;…

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