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Fitting together with age – 2015’s second ‘Kilburn Debate’
Differing expectations of ‘age’
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15 May 2015 - 15 May 2015
The Open University, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, London, NW1 8NP
Dr John Miles (Email Contact)
Contact Phone:
07817 424356
The second Kilburn Debate this year seeks to address differing expectations of ‘age’. Working with the Ransackers Association KOVE and the BSG will move outside Kilburn for the first time to the Open University premises in the busy heart of Camden Town. The aim is to involve the older public, younger practitioners, and local residents of all ages as part of the Camden Intergenerational Week which runs from May 9th to the 17th. Discussion in the morning asks ‘Do we have to grow up to grow old?’ with presenters Liesbeth de Block, Emily Momoh and Denise Wilkinson addressing different aspects of the life-course. In response group discussions will focus on whether ageing can be ‘taught’ in schools, and if so how it might be. In the afternoon the Ransackers Association hosts the chair of the Association for Education and Ageing, Dr Jonathan Hughes of the OU, who will lead an extended workshop on the theme ‘Teaching older learners – does age matter?’ Both parts of the day should be of great interest to BSG members and to anyone involved in public and professional conversations about age, generation, adult learning and education policy. The event runs from 10.30am to 3.30pm. It is free, with a break for lunch. The BSG is grateful to Camden Council for their financial support and to their tenacious lead officer Vanda Carter, who coordinates Camden’s intergenerational network. Please get in touch to register and introduce yourself asap. for the full programme of events
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