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November 28, 2018

Learning Lunches (and breakfasts and teas)

During my first few weeks as the new Time to Shine Learning Facilitator I was able to spend a bit of time seeing what great learning ideas I could steal from other Ageing Better projects. My first result is to set up Learning Lunches, informed by two other projects.

In Sheffield they were running Melting Pot lunches, and in Bristol they were meeting for a coffee and discussions about research items in a local café. One thing these events all had in common was a group of people interested in a specific subject, getting together to share ideas fairly informally.

My plan for Learning Lunches is to have an informal meeting, with a couple of presentations from those who have already done some work in the field, or who have a specific interest – then it’s open for discussion with everyone who is there. You might come because you know nothing but want to, or because you have an idea for your project and want to ‘road test’ it with interested colleagues before you start.

So I have set up the first few subjects for discussion. We are starting with some subjects we already have learning on within the Time To Shine programme, and I have gone for a range of time slots as well to see what works for people. From March we will be looking for subjects for meetings, either something you want to share or something you need to know about.

These events are free and open to anyone with an interest in the subject, not just those who are running TTS funded projects. Tea and coffee provided, but please bring your own food.

Spaces are limited. Please book below.

Older people from BAME groups – book here
Wednesday December 5 – 12.00 – 2.00
Tenants Hall Enterprise Centre,
Acre Close,
Leeds LS10 4HX

Older People with a Learning Disability – book here
Tuesday January 8 – 9.00-11.00
The Old Fire Station,
Gipton Approach,
Leeds LS9 8AH

Involving Men – book here
Thursday Feb 7 – 3.00 to 5.00
Hollybush Conservation Centre,
Broad Lane,
Leeds LS5 3BP

If you are interested in principle but unable to attend because timings don’t suit please let me know as I will be making adjustments to the programme as we go along (though I know I will never suit everyone).

Please get in touch with me if you’d like any more information about the new Learning Lunches.

Jessica Duffy
Time to Shine Learning Facilitator