Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Independent Working Class Education Seminar in Leeds

UPDATE and programme

Independent Working Class Education
Leeds Day School 

10am - 4pm, Saturday 1 November
Swarthmore Centre, 2-7 Woodhouse Square,
Leeds LS3 1AD
To book: email  

10.00   Welcome + presentation of the draft IWCE manifesto

10.30   Panel on public provision: WEA and university adult education - Jol Miskin, Dick Taylor

11.15   Radical theatre and cultural empowerment - Ron Rose and Mick Martin

12.00   Panel: Independent educational initiatives - Reinhard Huss (Café Economique),
            Ed Carlisle (Leeds Summat), Brian Flynn (Enough Waiting), Alasdair Beal (Café Scientifique)

12.45   Lunch break (food available in the Swarthmore cafe)

1.30     IWCE when researching and discovering Nineteenth Century Liverpool -
            Dave Douglass

2.15     Enlightened publics: popular educatio_nMovements in Europe - Tom Steele  
3.00     Migration and adult education - John Grayson

3.45     IWCE manifesto feedback

4.00     close   Cost:    £5 (for room hire) Pay On Day. Food available.

If you are coming by train, catch the City Bus from the station to Park Lane College. Get off at the Clarendon Wing stop in Woodhouse Square. Swarthmore Centre is round the corner. There's free parking in the car park of Joseph's Well, Hanover Walk, an office building just next door to the centre.

May we invite you to the next IWCE?

Leeds, 1 November 2014
10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Venue: Ellen Heaton Room, The Swarthmore Centre,
2-7 Woodhouse Square, Leeds LS3 1AD

To book a place: email Keith Venables

Provisional programme:
The main focus of this IWCE meeting will be on assessing the present state of adult education in all its forms.  
Sessions / talks are planned on
·        local authority and university provision
·        the WEA and trade union provision
·        independent community initiatives such as the ‘café’ movement (Leeds panel)
·        the history of popular education Movements in Europe (Tom Steele)

 Also includes sessions on:
·        the draft IWCE Network Manifesto
·        theatre and / in education  (Ron Rose)

Cost: £5.00 includes Refreshments. Pay on the day.

The Swarthmore Centre is close to Leeds city centre, 10 minutes’ walk from the station (or 5 minutes on the frequent circular City Bus).

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