• February 2018

Matthew Taylor delivers WEA Annual Lecture 2018

Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA, delivered the 2018 Annual Lecture – ‘A Place for Learning’- on Tuesday to a packed house at the RSA.

Matthew Taylor, a former head of the Number 10 Policy Unit under Tony Blair, explored the theme of how places play a crucial role in our engagement with learning; highlighting the importance of community-based learning, through to the infrastructure which supports lifelong learning at a local and national level. 

New report states every adult should get £10,000 for education and training

Research from the UCL Institute of Education suggests School leavers should be given £10,000 to continue their education. The paper, published by the Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economics Societies (LLAKES) at the UCL Institute of Education, proposes every young person become eligible for the funding on their 18th birthday. The move would help to boost adult and further education, and encourage take-up of a wider range of courses, the research paper argues.