A joint venture between The National Trust and The University of Nottingham, the Conference will be held at Attingham Park, a place of great significance in adult education history.
For 30 years after the Second World War, Attingham Park housed a residential college for adults: the Shropshire Adult Education College. Under the spiritual and charismatic leadership of Sir George Trevelyan (Warden 1948-71), Attingham housed one of the most influential of these short-term residential colleges. The conference will be held on the 40th anniversary of its closure.
Organised in partnership between The University of Nottingham School of Education and The National Trust, you will enjoy this conference if you have an interest in:
- public pedagogy
- the democratisation of knowledge
- adult education colleges and their role
- the role of place and space in learning
- residential adult learning
- spiritual renewal through access to beauty and history
- instruction and self-improvement
- learning and the historic environment