The work of PhD Student Nic Dickson in Adult Education

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We are delighted to highlight the PhD research at the University of Glasgow of Nicola Dickson who seeks to explore the use of arts-informed adult learning with young women who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse and sexual violence. She is interested in how engagement with arts-informed adult learning might impact on the perceived recovery journey of women who access a Glasgow-based charity for survivors of sexual abuse and homelessness.

Be Part of Midlothian's First Ever Literary Event

Literally@Newbattle is a collaborative venture involving a range of partners – Midlothian Council, Queen Margaret University, Scottish Mining Museum, Newbattle Abbey College and local writers’ groups. We will focus on engaging with children, young people and families in Midlothian through a diverse two-day programme.

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Report on seminar in honour of Lalage Bown - 23 May 2018

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CR&DALL was delighted to host a seminar in honour of Emerita Professor Lalage Bown on 23 May 2018 in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow to mark her continuing commitment to adult education and international development in her 10th decade.

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Libraries adopting innovative model for community learning

Libraries are making online education more accessible and interactive by adopting "learning circles", librarian-facilitated study groups for people who want to take online courses together and in person. This November, 15 public library systems in the US and Canada will run free learning circles for hundreds of library members who will learn together for 6 to 8 weeks. Topics reflect a broad range of interests, including refugee rights, healthy eating, public speaking, and computer science.

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Ensuring the sustainability of a public health palliative care project in Bangladesh through community theatre

We are very pleased to announce that Dr Mia Perry has been successful in winning a new project funded under the aegis of the GCRF AHRC-MRC global partnership grants. The project concerns ensuring the sustainability of a public health palliative care project in Bangladesh through community theatre.

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Minds Wide Open

Prof. Henry Brimmer, faculty member in Michigan State University’s Department of Advertising and Public Relations has developed an exciting program that brings students from around the world to collaboratively tackle an advertising issue generated by a business wishing to expand its reach to younger audiences.

Lifelong Learning in Karlstad, Sweden

The city of Karlstad, in a rural region of mid-western Sweden, has a longstanding tradition of systematic and strategic work to produce and foster an attractive and inclusive city, capitalising on local cultural assets.

Community Development, The Arts and Issues of Criminality and Justice

Vox Liminis is a creative community, developing the role of the arts in reducing crime and promoting justice in Scotland. 

Working primarily through music, we work in prisons with prisoners and professional singer-songwriters to write songs together. We also work with families affected by crime.


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