‘Lifelong Learning in Changing Times’

13th Feb 2019, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Business School

Globalisation, the fourth industrial revolution, demographic and climate change all pose challenges that reinforce the need for learning opportunities across the life course.  This is well recognised in successive international agreements, but often these agreements are not matched by national and local practice.  The lecture explores the reasons for this, and reviews what can be done to secure lifelong and life-wide opportunities for all.

Professor Sir Alan Tuckett OBE is Professor of Education at the University of Wolverhampton, Past President of the International Council for Adult Education and Honorary Fellow at UNESCO’s Institute of Lifelong Learning.  He is vice chair of the  Adult Education 100 Commission, and advises OECD and the ILO, as well as national governments.  Alan worked as Director and CEO of the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education 1988-2011, after leading services in in Brighton and London.  He has honorary doctorates from 8 universities, is a Fellow of City and Guilds, the College of Teachers and the Assessors’ Guild.


  • Refreshments – 12:20pm
  • Lecture – 1pm

This is one of a series of public lectures planned for 2019. Further information is available here