Ransackers Research Forum and AGM

“Learning from co-researchers: health, wellbeing and avoiding isolation”

10:00 – 16:00 on October 14th, 2019
Committee Room 1, Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt St, London NW1 1BD
(Mornington Crescent tube)

Book this FREE event: via Eventbrite,  or email Hilary Farnworth

Download Flyer – 2019 Research Forum and AGM for full details

 

 

 

Have your say to the Adult Education Commission

Workshop: Thursday, May 30th 2019, 11.00 to 1600
Location: Futurelearn, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, London NW1 8NP run by AEA (Association for  Education and Ageing)

AEA present: Older Adult Education and Learning: the way forward

Ransackers supports this workshop and invites any later life learners who can get to North London to attend.

The Workshop will be discussing the issues, and then putting together a response, to the Adult Education Commission’s Call for ideas and evidence on the way forward for Adult Education in the UK in the future*. The Call comes on the occasion of the centenary of the post WWW1 Ministry of Reconstruction’s hugely important Report to Government, which established the principles of adult education provision in the UK up to the 1990s.

This Workshop will focus on the education and learning of older people in the UK in the next decades and collect together views and arguments that will be forwarded to the Commission after the workshop. A central issue will be the role of the State.

The format on May 30 will be a pre-workshop collection of responses to the introductory document, introductory short inputs, small group working sessions and concluding debate.

All welcome. Free attendance
*See https://www.wea.org.uk/get-involved/our-campaigns/adult-education-100

AGE/NCY: Art, Ageing and Transition

An exciting (and free) Tate Modern workshop organised by Flourishing Lives in collaboration with several artists, community groups and organisations, including Age Allies (Age UK London)

26–28 APRIL 2019, Blavatnik Building, Level 5

https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/tate-exchange/workshop/agency-art-ageing-and-transition

Age Allies have developed a plan of the Tate Modern exhibitor space, which is conceptualised as a board game, ‘Continuum

Lifelong learning at the RIBA and other museums

Wilson Yau
Digital Outreach Manager, RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is just one of many museums and cultural organisations in the UK working with older people to support lifelong learning. Together, they offer cultural activities, each unique to the communities they serve, locality and the historic and modern artefacts that they hold in their collections.

Since 2016 from its London base, the RIBA has grown its outreach activities and it works with older people, both individuals and community groups such as the Ransackers. This work uses architecture to reduce social isolation, break down digital barriers and support older people wanting to stay active and learn new skills. How has it done this? Firstly, by opening up its HQ building, exhibitions and library to enable everyone to learn about architecture for free. Back in May 2017, the RIBA team had the pleasure to spend time with the Ransackers when they visited for a guided tour of its building and architecture exhibitions.

The second was to welcome people by supporting their visits through engaging and free educational and creative art activities, such as drawing on iPads and model making, all with experienced RIBA staff. Uniquely, all visits and activities are inspired by architecture, whether that’s through the built environment in general, the RIBA’s own building or its collection of four million architectural books, models, photographs and drawings. The feedback received is that a visit to the RIBA is a positive and welcoming experience which offers participants a chance to overcome digital barriers in a supportive and social environment, and above all it was enjoyable for everyone involved – both staff and visitors.

iPad drawing workshop at RIBA, London_ Image credit - RIBA
iPad drawing workshop at the RIBA, London (Image credit: RIBA)
Architecture Drawing Day at the RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, Saturday 6th October 2018
Creative workshop during Silver Sunday at the RIBA, London (Image credit: RIBA)

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Ransackers Association Conference and AGM 2018

‘Active Minds – Still Studying’
Celebrating International Day of the Older Person – October 1st

10:00 – 16:00 on 1st October, 2018
at FutureLearn, Hawley Crescent, London NW1 8NP – Google maps

Book this FREE event: via Eventbrite,  or email Hilary Farnworth

Download 2018 flyer and programme for full details