Monthly Archives: April 2018

A conference on life long learning

Join us for the next in our series of conferences and focus groups, on issues affecting older Londoners. This free, half-day conference will focus on life long learning.

Wed 23 May 2018, 10:30

336 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AA

Click here to RSVP

Expert speakers will be talking about life long learning and older people, including experiences of the U3A, over 60s wishing to become post graduates, training and educational opportunities for both employed, unemployed and retired older people.





Topic Speaker


Arrival and registration


Introduction and overview of older people and Life Long Learning Chris Walsh – Chair of PAiL and Age Platform (UK Branch)


Curiosity and later life challenges – the Ransacker experience



Hilary Farnworth – Ransackers



Later Life Health Awareness Workshops Eleanor van den Heuvel – Brunel University – Ageing Studies and Dementia
12.15 ‘Active Minds – still Learning’: why we’re setting up a campaign John Miles – Association of Education and Ageing


Lunch and networking
13.40 Life Long Learning – the changing perspective of older people and the differences in lifestyle choice Professor Alex Murdock, – Professor – Emeritus and

London South Bank University




Focus groups on key issues, concerns and recommendations relating to LLL and older people


14.50 Tea/Coffee Break


Facilitated discussion. Key points to be raised from the meeting towards the Mayor of London’s strategy on Skills and Education.




There will be refreshments and a light lunch (courtesy of our Big Lottery Awards for All grant).

A response from the Department for Exiting the EU

At last after a period of several months we have received a reply from the Brexit Department, confirming our report outlining older people’s concerns relating to Brexit has been passed onto officials from the Department for Exiting the EU.

The response highlighted that the Government is aware of the concerns regarding the concerns of older people in relation to the UK’s exit from the EU. It reassured us that Ministers from the Department for Exiting the EU (DExEU) have undertaken more than 350 recorded DExEU-organised engagements with stakeholders from every sector of the UK economy since July 2016 and attended over 80 roundtable meetings on a wide range of topics, both independently and jointly with Ministers from other Government departments.

We hope that our report  is listened to, but if any of our members or supporters wishes to raise these issues further please download the recommendations and raise them with  your local candidates / political representatives  or at hustings.

For more details of our list of recommendations click here.