Monday, March 2, 2020

SCUTREA AGM Meeting to be held on Thursday 7th May 2020

Dear Colleagues,

This is a reminder about the forthcoming SCUTREA AGM Meeting to be held on Thursday 7th May 2020, at Room 101, 30 Russell Square, 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.

Invited speakers include:
·         Cassie Earl, Lancaster University
·         Emmanuel Gotora, The East London Citizens Organisation (TELCO) 
·         Greg Coyne, Workers Educational Association
·         Jeni MacKay, Queen Margaret University
·         Mae Shaw,  University of Edinburgh
·         Palmela Witter, Freelance consultant

The programme will be as follows:
9.45-11.00am              SCUTREA Council Meeting   - Private meeting 
11.00am-12.00pm       SCUTREA  AGM - All Welcome

12.00-12.45pm           Registration for Seminar/LUNCH
12.45-1.30pm              3 speakers
1.30- 1.50pm               Small group discussion
1.55-2.40pm                3 speakers
2.40-3.15pm                Small group discussion
3.15-3.30pm                Afternoon tea
3.30-4.00pm                Wrap up session
4.00-4.30pm                Chat and another cup of tea for those who can stay longer
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: Nic Dickson

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