Live & Online with the Age-Friendly Academy

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 10:30 am - 2:45 pm

Registration from 10:20 am
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Four years on from the launch of the Age-Friendly Academy, this event will give attendees a flavour of what Strathclyde has to offer for older adults across Scotland and beyond - focusing on the Centre for Lifelong Learning’s move to live, online learning due to COVID-19.

Kicking the event off will be our guest speaker, Gavin Esler, journalist, writer and broadcaster with his own take on lifelong learning and how it has shaped his career.

This will be followed by short presentations from our researchers on aging-related research. Learning for Health and Wellbeing will also be explored and you will have the chance to take part in ‘live’ online class taster sessions to give you the full Strathclyde experience.

Centre for Lifelong Learning:

Age-Friendly Academy:

Link to Gavin Esler’s website:

Link to purchase Gavin Esler’s novel:

John Smith's - How Britain Ends: English Nationalism and the Rebirth of Four Nations




Who should attend?

  • Older adult learners (current and potential)
  • Charities that support older adults
  • Adults interested in volunteering
  • Academics with an interest in positive ageing, lifelong learning, health and wellbeing of older adults
  • Employers and Human Resources teams
  • Local council & public sector employees
  • Scottish Government representatives
  • Research Funding bodies


Benefits of attending

  • Learn about what learning opportunities are available for older adults at Strathclyde and how you could be involved
  • Discover how COVID-19 and CLL’s move to live online teaching has opened up new opportunities for the University in engaging with learners from across Scotland and beyond
  • Generate ideas for potential collaborative partnerships


Mrs Gemma Gilliland
Age-Friendly Academy Manager
Mrs Alix McDonald
Head of Centre for Lifelong Learning

Registration for this event is closed

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