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

Ransackers “Learn and Live Long” Project Launch

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This project is funded by the ‘Awards for All’ Lottery Grant

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 by just indulging their curiosity.

This will undoubtedly touch on digital inclusion, volunteering, boosting one’s brain power, and other tropics that interest Ransackers Association. If you are an older person and have recently undertaken a course of study, either with or without a qualification at the end, we would like to hear from you.

Recruitment
We are looking for two people to work with us on a freelance contract basis, starting November 2021. For detailed information about these roles, please see the RA lottery roles document.

Please use our Contact Us page to get in touch.

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 kitchens – RHACC is a hive of activity during the day, evenings and weekends.

Serving over 7000 learners each year RHACC offers a vibrant learning environment tailored specifically for adult learners.

So if you’re looking to progress your education, develop your career potential, or learn a new skill, visit rhacc.ac.uk and explore the many possibilities on offer!

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; no mean feat given the past year has been marked by disconnection and isolation. Katie from DAJ chatted with Elizabeth earlier this month to find out more about Creative Dance London and its hopes for the future.

Read the full article

Connections for ALL

NPC Digital Inclusion/Exclusion Campaign

“The NPC General Secretary, Jan Shortt, has written to Oliver Dowden Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, Jo Stevens Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and Caroline Dinenage, Minister for Digital and Culture about digital inclusion / exclusion.”

You can read and download the letter on – 
https://www.npcuk.org/post/digital-inclusion-and-exclusion