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Post Category: Spring into Summer

Below is a list of all posts in the category Spring into Summer.

Spring into Summer 2016

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

We’re pleased to announce that registrations are now open for our sixth annual Spring into Summer programme. This year we are offering a number of FREE events, as well as courses and workshops in the areas of creative writing, film, languages and literature. The programme will be delivered by staff from the Lifelong Learning Centre, elsewhere in the University and guest speakers from other universities. We are especially pleased to be offering a series of seminars on topical issues such as Brexit and the challenges of political leadership. Following on from previous years’ successful First World War commemoration events...

Categories: Public Engagement, Spring into Summer, Widening Participation

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Opening up the campus

Friday, 02 October 2015

As part of the University’s commitment to making itself accessible to the local community, the LLC organises events and runs short courses throughout the year which have few (usually no) academic prerequisites and are affordable (and in many cases free). Our 2015/16 programme of public engagement activity comprises three main strands. Things kicked off in mid-September with the commencement of our 2015/16 Seminar Series, the opening event of which was held at the Oxfam bookshop in Headingley in collaboration with the Leeds Centre for Canadian Studies. More seminars will follow throughout the year and the...

Categories: Public Engagement, Seminar Series, Spring into Summer, Widening Participation

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Celebrating Spring into Summer

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

The final class of Spring into Summer 2015 has now taken place and I wanted to take the self-indulgent opportunity to tell you about some the wonderful things which happened over the course of this year’s programme. Spring into Summer is the Lifelong Learning Centre’s annual programme of learning-for-pleasure courses and events. It invites adults from local communities onto the University campus to try something new, develop their creativity or to learn about something they never knew they had an interest in. This year we offered short courses in creative writing, current affairs, literature, language and culture as well as...

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To frack or not to frack?

Friday, 03 July 2015

We recently held a seminar about the fracking debate as part of our 2015 Spring into Summer programme. This seems to have been very timely, as last week Lancashire County Council voted to reject Cuadrilla’s bid to dig four wells and undertake exploratory fracking for shale gas at a site near Little Plumpton on the Fylde. The council had previously rejected another site, Roseacre Wood, between Preston and Blackpool, but it had been recommended that the Little Plumpton site should be approved. Cuadrilla are expected to appeal the decision. Frack Free Lancashire are ‘getting...

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Spring into Summer 2015 – date for your diary!

Friday, 13 February 2015

We are busy organising our fifth year of Spring into Summer short courses and events. Starting the week beginning the 8th of June, our 2015 programme includes a range of events and learning-for-pleasure courses and workshops in creative writing, culture, languages, literature, religion and personal development. In conjunction with departments around the University, we will have a range of free seminars looking at some of the issues of the day such as fracking and payday loans. Following on from last year’s successful Women and the First World War event, one of our seminars will...

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