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Friday Conference Programme*

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09.00             Conference and morning workshop registration

                      Tea and coffee available

10.00             Welcome from the WEA
                      Ruth Spellman, Chief Executive WEA
                      John Taylor, WEA Chair of Trustees

10.20             Keynote address
                      Baroness Joan Bakewell

11.00             Workshops Session A

Engaging disadvantaged parents through partnerships with schools

Mental health and adult education

The environment and communities

Integrating communities

11.55             Workshops Session B

                       Does cultural education matter?

Housing Associations and adult education

Digital inclusion: Challenges and opportunities?

Reaching marginalised communities

12.45             Lunch

14.00             Workshops Session C

                      Women in Communities – learning for women by women

                      Volunteering

International learning

What is education with a social purpose?

14.50            Review of Conference
                      Marjorie Mayo, Goldsmiths Univeristy

15.00            Question Time Debate
                     The Role of Universities and Adult Education in Building Communities
                      David Hughes, Chief Executive, NIACE
                      Les Ebdon, Chief Executive, Office for Fair Access
                      Professor Tom Schuller
                      Professor Richard Taylor
                      Tricia Hartley, Campaign for Learning

16.00            Close of Conference
                    
Ruth Spellman, Chief Executive of the WEA


*Programme and workshops subject to change.

 

 Following the close of conference, the WEA will be holding the Olive Cordell Awards and regional awards ceremony between 4pm and 5pm.

The eastern centenary dinner will be held in the evening. For more information on the dinner, click on the flyer below.