Join us for the first webinar in a four part webinar series examining the crucial role that adult education will play in the rebuild of society.

The webinar

Eighteen recommendations were made in the Report of the Centenary Commission on Adult
Education – including that:

i. local authorities should be properly funded to deliver adult education and lifelong learning, which could then once again become one of their statutory duties

ii. to use the term ‘university’ should require delivering adult education and lifelong learning to the communities that each university seeks to serve, which in all cases must including their own localities

iii. employers must provide for education on a continuing basis, collaborating with local authorities and with relevant colleges and universities, and enabled to use the apprenticeship levy to fund a wider and more imaginative range of learning opportunities than is currently permitted.

The Commission on Adult Education deliberately sought to repeat the process of 1919, with a focus on Britain.

But this final session will take a global view, since the need for adult education and lifelong learning applies across the world, and there are lessons to be learned and strategies shared.

Confirmed speakers

  • Dame Helen Ghosh, Master of Balliol College, Oxford (Chair)
  • Dr Cilla Ross, Principal and CEO, The Co-operative College (Facilitator)
  • Professor Sir Alan Tuckett OBE, Vice Chair of the Centenary Commission on Adult Education
  • Simon Parkinson, Chief Executive & General Secretary, WEA
  • Melissa Highton, Assistant Principal, Online Learning, and Director of Learning, Teaching & Web Services, University of Edinburgh

Book your place

To help us with numbers, we're asking everyone to book their free place below. After booking you'll be sent a zoom link to join the meeting. Places are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment!

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