UALL 2012 Annual Conference
University of Cambridge
18 - 20 March
Higher education for the social good? The place of lifelong learning
The 2012 Annual Conference was held at Clare College, Cambridge between 18th and 20th March with the theme: Higher Education for the social good? The place of lifelong learning. The Conference attracted widespread interest, and in the event over 100 delegates attended, including from Europe and North America. Keynote speakers included Dr James Shaeffer, Associate Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement, Madison University, and the President of the Universities Professional Continuing Education Association - UALL’s sister Association in America. Professor John Goddard of the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) at the University of Newcastle gave an excellent address on Reinventing the Civic University: Lifelong learning in Turbulent Times. Delegates were welcomed to Cambridge by the University Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Leszek Boryslewicz.
There was a very full programme of workshop papers and poster sessions, with much discussion of the various aspects of the Conference theme of the social good and how to maintain it in difficult times. Excellent examples of successful lifelong learning projects were revealed in the annual UALL Awards Ceremony at the Conference Dinner, for which Clare College Great Hall provided a majestic setting. Also around the central academic business of the Conference was the launch of a book - Extramural: literature and lifelong learning, by Adrian Barlow, published by The Lutterworth Press and a drinks reception at the Cambridge University Press bookshop.
The Conference proved a great success and attracted an impressive number of delegates especially considering the straitened times for university lifelong learning. Much is owed to the excellent presentations, to the quality of discussion, to the wonderful surroundings of Clare College and to the unusually kind March weather.
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Kelly McCarthy-Mark Richardson
Maria Slowey Ireland
Rob Mark Scottish Funding
Rob Mark Strathclyde
Yvonne Hiller-Judith Lewis