This is a case study produced by the Dialogue project Bridges between Research and Practice in universities of lifelong learning (ULLL). The key purpose of the DIALOGUE- Grundtvig network was to bridge the gap between academic research on ULLL and the professional practice around adult teaching, learning and guidance within ULLL-provision. This case looks at how a journal can promote dialogue between theory, research. policy and practice in adult and community learning. The case study examines access and participation of adults in lifelong learning especifically older learners.