Friday, January 24, 2020

SCUTREA Council and AGM Meeting

I am giving you upcoming notification of the SCUTREA Council and AGM Meeting  to be held on Thursday 7th May 2020, at Birkbeck, University of London.

This meeting is going to be very important for the organisation as we will be approving the new Honorary Officer posts for Chair, Treasurer and Membership Secretary and SCUTREA 2021 conference.

The meeting will be followed by a Research Seminar on Adult Education and Community Activism

Research Seminar: Adult Education and Community Activism
For those practicing/researching in the field of adult education in the UK it seems we are operating in the ruins of a once well recognised and funded terrain  Over the past two decades, the closure of Centres of Lifelong Learning in universities predominately across England and Wales ;the eradication of funding and adult education programmes in FE; the closure of local government provision has resulted in what feels like the extinction of adult education. However, one area where adult education is alive and some may argue ‘flourishing’ is in community activism. This event aims to bring together researchers, practitioners and those with an interest in the area of adult education and community activism to reinvigorate the field of adult education. Research on community activism and adult education will be presented to stimulate discussion, including identifying pressing areas for ongoing research.

The programme will be as follows:
9.30-10.00am     Registration and refreshments
10.00-12.00pm   SCUTREA Council Meeting and AGM
12.00-12.45pm   LUNCH
12.45 -2.15pm    Panel, 4-5 x 20min think pieces - Adult Education and Community Activism
2.15-3.15pm       Themed discussion groups
3.15-3.30pm       Afternoon tea
3.30-4.00pm       Large discussion
4.00-4.15pm       Close

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you wish to register your attendance for the SCUTREA meeting and Research Seminar please email: Nicola Dickson

I look forward to seeing you in May.
Best wishes,