Monthly Archives: May 2013

Learning from the voluntary sector

If you saw the play “Pitmen Painters”, set in the north east of the 1930’s, you’ll know that it revolved round the seemingly unlikely juxtaposition of the pitmen doing an academic class about art appreciation. The results were revolutionary and … Continue reading

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Lifelong learning: whatever the time of year

Guest blog by Ian McGregor Brown, Manager for HEART Adult Learners’ Week offers a focal point to celebrate the range and diversity of learning opportunities available to adults and how lifelong learning can really transform the lives of individuals, communities and organisations. … Continue reading

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Can technology make it on to your ‘To Do’ list?

Guest blog by Helen Milner, Chief Executive for Online Centres Foundation Most of the community organisations I come across in my role as Chief Executive of Online Centres Foundation – the organisation behind the national network of UK online centres – have … Continue reading

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Take action to change attitudes towards dementia

Guest blog by Simon Wallace, Project Manager for Dementia Action Alliance Misunderstanding, stigma and fear are all typical of the reaction to dementia – and organisations from the public, private and charity sectors recently recognised that action must be taken to bring … Continue reading

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