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    'Transformative Experience'
    Some experiences—becoming a parent, fighting in a war, becoming seriously ill—are transformative in a double sense: (1) you can’t know what they’re like until you have them; and (2) you are changed by them—maybe so much that you’re a different person afterwards. This talk explores some examples and consequences of transformative experience.
    Sam is interested in the self; in good and bad lives it might lead; in its reflexive powers and practices; in the roles of experience, reflection, and institutions in its development and success; and in how to do philosophy so as to advance our understanding of these issues.
    Welcome to the Senior Learners Forum...The web home of the Lancaster University Continuing Learning Group (CLG)-Using this website you can:-These interests have lead Sam to think, write, and teach about capitalism and anarchism; utopias, dialogues, and autobiographies; well-being, pleasure, and self-realization; self-knowledge, self-interpretation, and self-command; the lives and experiences of monks, soldiers, hermits, and solo travellers; and the transformative effects of work and war.These interests have lead Sam to think, write, and teach about capitalism and anarchism; utopias, dialogues, and autobiographies; well-being, pleasure, and self-realization; self-knowledge, self-interpretation, and self-command; the lives and experiences of monks, soldiers, hermits, and solo travellers; and the transformative effects of work and war.
    Welcome to the Senior Learners Forum...The web home of the Lancaster University Continuing Learning Group (CLG)-Using this website you can:-His current work is philosophy of and through autobiography, and as part of it Sam has published articles in journals including Inquiry, Ratio, Res Publica, and The Journal of Applied Philosophy, and in the Blackwell Companion to John Stuart Mill. He is currently writing a book about autobiography, narrative, and self-realization, under the working title Good Lives: see https://goodlivesbook.wordpress.com/His current work is philosophy of and through autobiography, and as part of it Sam has published articles in journals including Inquiry, Ratio, Res Publica, and The Journal of Applied Philosophy, and in the Blackwell Companion to John Stuart Mill. He is currently writing a book about autobiography, narrative, and self-realization, under the working title Good Lives: see https://goodlivesbook.wordpress.com/

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    Brian Hodgson, Formerlyformerly of Lancaster University Ruskin Centre.Centre, member of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), member of CLG.
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    projection techniques. Also it would be good to
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    discuss oura proposed future group visit to
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    31st January - Prof Gill Baynes, Former Professor of Medical Imaging Education at the University of Cumbria, CLG Steering Group Member.
    'Unpacking the Human Genome Project'
    (More informationYou will remember Gill from her recent sessions where she presented us with excellent lectures on medical ethics and various aspects of medical research. We are very pleased to follow)welcome Gill (now a member of our Steering Group) back to give us a lecture on the fascinating subject of the Human Genome Project.
    Followed by the Research & Discussion Forum
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    7th February - Janet Ross, CLG Steering Group Member.
    'In search of the North West Passage.'
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    no clear leaderleader, but led
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    climate imaginable.
    In this lecture, Steering Group member Janet will take us all on an exploration into the life and times of this fascinating explorer.

    Followed by the Research & Discussion Forum
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    'Senior Co-Housing'
    Can co-housing for older people offer a convivial and sustainable life-style for older people in the 21st Century?
    Chris is a time-served carpenter who now works as project manager on community based construction projects. He was part of the management team for the ground-breaking Cohousing project at Halton and has previously worked on projects for the Ecology Building society and Welfare State International.
    Chris has been representing people as both a city and a county councillor in Lancaster district since 2003, and is well aware of public feelings towards the challenges and opportunities we face in achieving a sustainable society.

    Followed by the Research & Discussion Forum
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    February-Visit to Ruskin Library.Library - Details of this exhibition are yet to be confirmed.
    http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/users/ruskinlib/Pages/exhibitionsnew.html

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    28th February -Dr Penny Foulds, Honorary Researcher, Lancaster University.
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    15-01-18
    Hello,
    I hope you’ve had a good break and are ready for an action packed new term with the Continuing Learning Group.
    Our new term begins this coming Wednesday (17th January 2018) with Dr Sam Clark of the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University. Sam will present his Lunchtime Lecture, 'Transformative Experience'.
    Some experiences—becoming a parent, fighting in a war, becoming seriously ill—are transformative in a double sense: (1) you can’t know what they’re like until you have them; and (2) you are changed by them—maybe so much that you’re a different person afterwards. This talk explores some examples and consequences of transformative experience.
    Sam is interested in the self; in good and bad lives it might lead; in its reflexive powers and practices; in the roles of experience, reflection, and institutions in its development and success; and in how to do philosophy so as to advance our understanding of these issues.
    These interests have lead Sam to think, write, and teach about capitalism and anarchism; utopias, dialogues, and autobiographies; well-being, pleasure, and self-realization; self-knowledge, self-interpretation, and self-command; the lives and experiences of monks, soldiers, hermits, and solo travellers; and the transformative effects of work and war.
    His current work is philosophy of and through autobiography, and as part of it Sam has published articles in journals including Inquiry, Ratio, Res Publica, and The Journal of Applied Philosophy, and in the Blackwell Companion to John Stuart Mill. He is currently writing a book about autobiography, narrative, and self-realization, under the working title Good Lives: see https://goodlivesbook.wordpress.com/
    We will follow Sam’s lecture with the Research & Discussion Forum, where attendees will have the chance to continue discussion around the themes of the lecture.
    Events will take place in Fylde Lecture Theatre 3 from 1pm onwards.
    If you would like to see the term’s programme of Lunchtime Lectures you can do so here:
    http://senior-learners-forum.wikispaces.com/%28D%29+Lunchtime+Lectures
    Other News…
    You may be familiar with our group member, Dr Mary Searle-Chatterjee, who has also provided us with a number of excellent lectures. Well, Mary has asked me to tell you about a forthcoming lecture series she has organised…
    Rethinking British Imperial History
    This four week course will take place at Halton Mill, created and presented by Dr Mary Searle-Chatterjee, formerly of Manchester University Centre for Applied South Asian Studies.
    This lecture/discussion course will examine current conflicting interpretations of Britain’s rise to power. Topics will include:
    The World before British and European Empires
    Theories of British exceptionalism (cultural, institutional, environmental)
    Political/economic critiques of theories of exceptionalism, and
    Lancashire textiles and the Indian connection.
    Mary is a fascinating lecturer and there’ll be lots of chance for discussion and argument.
    Book at: greenelephantcoop@gmail.com
    Or alternatively…
    Tel. 07778737681
    There is a £40 charge for the course.
    The course is to be offered twice:
    1) Tuesday mornings 10.30 – 12.30 (Feb. 20 and 27 and March 6 and 8)
    2) Tuesday evenings 7-9 (April 17 and 24 and May 1 and 8)
    Thanks for your attention.
    Here’s wishing us all a truly great 2018!
    Dave
    (on behalf of the CLG Steering Group)

    10-12-17
    At the end of a week which saw some movement in the British Government’s negotiations to extricate the United Kingdom from the European Union and the emergency services called to assist a Youtube prankster to extricate his head after cementing it inside a microwave oven, we look back over the last week with the CLG and look forward to the coming week.
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    At the end ofHello,
    I hope you’ve had
    a week which saw some movement in the British Government’s negotiations to extricate the United Kingdom from the European Uniongood break and the emergency services called to assist a Youtube prankster to extricate his head after cementing it inside a microwave oven, we look back over the last weekare ready for an action packed new term with the CLG and look forward to theContinuing Learning Group.
    Our new term begins this
    coming week.
    Last Week…
    Last
    Wednesday Dan Degerman, PhD Student(17th January 2018) with Dr Sam Clark of the Department
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    Politics, Philosophy &and Religion at Lancaster University, presentedUniversity. Sam will present his Lunchtime Lecture, 'Brexit Anxiety: A case study'Transformative Experience'.
    Some experiences—becoming a parent, fighting
    in the medicalization of dissent'.
    Dan began his lecture by looking at the reports
    a war, becoming seriously ill—are transformative in the British press which appeared following the referendum, claiming people were ‘flooding psychiatric clinics’ to receive care for their Brexit-related emotional suffering,a double sense: (1) you can’t know what they’re like until you have them; and we explored whether this was an accurate portrayal of the facts or not. We watched a short piece of film of(2) you are changed by them—maybe so much that you’re a distresseddifferent person visiting a hypnotherapist to deal with anxiety issues which he claimed revolved around the Brexit referendum. We heard how he was struggling with the things he was reading on social mediaafterwards. This talk explores some examples and that the qualityconsequences of his mental health was under threat fromtransformative experience.
    Sam is interested in
    the barrage of information he was trying to process onself; in good and bad lives it might lead; in its reflexive powers and practices; in the referendum outcome. We then saw the man discuss how much better he felt after the hypnotherapy. This raised a number of questions around the man’s ongoing mental health outside of the referendum event, as well as the effect of intensive social media use on mental wellbeing.
    Dan then went on to look at the phenomenon of ‘medicalization
    roles of dissent’experience, reflection, and looked atinstitutions in its development and success; and in how changes in the status quo can necessitate an end to the debatedo philosophy so as to avoid the exposureadvance our understanding of further facts which may in turn threatenthese issues.
    These interests have lead Sam to think, write, and teach about capitalism and anarchism; utopias, dialogues, and autobiographies; well-being, pleasure, and self-realization; self-knowledge, self-interpretation, and self-command;
    the new order. He examined both the methodslives and experiences of normalization which were employed immediately following the referendummonks, soldiers, hermits, and solo travellers; and the methodstransformative effects of ‘othering’ employed, including claimswork and war.
    His current work is philosophy
    of madness and mental health instability, while discounting (often valid) political concerns. Finally we looked at how this has affected voter’s capacitythrough autobiography, and will to participate in the political debate.
    Dan’s background in philosophy and ethics,
    as well as his knowledgepart of it Sam has published articles in politicaljournals including Inquiry, Ratio, Res Publica, and legal theory, was evidentThe Journal of Applied Philosophy, and resulted in the Blackwell Companion to John Stuart Mill. He is currently writing a very interesting lecture which worked on a number of levelsbook about autobiography, narrative, and raised as many new questions as it answered. I hope to receive permission to putself-realization, under the audio recording online overworking title Good Lives: see https://goodlivesbook.wordpress.com/
    We will follow Sam’s lecture with
    the next few weeks:
    http://senior-learners-forum.wikispaces.com/%28E%29+Recordings+of+Lectures
    This Week…
    This coming Wednesday (13th December 2017) Barbara Coulton, CLG Group Member will present our last Lunchtime Lecture of this term and, indeed, this year, entitled 'The Vikings?'
    Many of you will know Barbara from her attendance at our meetings and her inimitable input in our
    Research & Discussion Forums. Barbara studied atForum, where attendees will have the Institute of Archeology, London University...She did a lot of digging! Later she shifted her focus from the Mediterraneanchance to continue discussion around the Near East. She also has an interest inthemes of the Anglo-Saxon and Norse people. Though she hasn't studiedlecture.
    Events will take place
    in Fylde Lecture Theatre 3 from 1pm onwards.
    If you would like to see
    the native Scandinavian languages, she has carried out extensive studies in English and has visited a numberterm’s programme of important sites as she has gone along.
    In this talk Barbara aims to ‘pass on what is known as well as what is not known’.
    We will finish the afternoon with a Jacob's Join and a good old fashioned chat as we catch up on news and gossip and look forward to our break over the Christmas period. Please bring food or beverages to share if
    Lunchtime Lectures you can. Don’t worry if you can’t.can do so here:
    http://senior-learners-forum.wikispaces.com/%28D%29+Lunchtime+Lectures

    Other News…
    Here is a research project participation opportunity youYou may like to be involved with:
    We are looking for participant aged between 40-49 years and 60+
    familiar with our group member, Dr Mary Searle-Chatterjee, who has also provided us with a number of excellent lectures. Well, Mary has asked me to take part intell you about a study investigating how the human perceives visual images.
    The study
    forthcoming lecture series she has organised…
    Rethinking British Imperial History
    This four week course
    will take approximately 60-90 minutesplace at Halton Mill, created and youpresented by Dr Mary Searle-Chatterjee, formerly of Manchester University Centre for Applied South Asian Studies.
    This lecture/discussion course
    will examine current conflicting interpretations of Britain’s rise to power. Topics will include:
    * The World before British and European Empires
    * Theories of British exceptionalism (cultural, institutional, environmental)
    * Political/economic critiques of theories of exceptionalism, and
    * Lancashire textiles and the Indian connection.
    Mary is a fascinating lecturer and there’ll
    be paid £10lots of chance for your time.
    If you are interested in taking part, you can sign up via the university’s participant recruitment system:
    https://lancs.sona-systems.com
    discussion and argument.
    Book at: greenelephantcoop@gmail.com

    Or alternatively…
    Email Chloe Newbury
    c.newbury@lancaster.ac.uk
    And Finally…
    Well, that just leaves me to wish you compliments of
    Tel. 07778737681
    There is a £40 charge for
    the season. I hope that whatever form your celebrations take over the next few weeks, you enjoy them in the warm, loving company of good friendscourse.
    The course is to be offered twice:
    1) Tuesday mornings 10.30 – 12.30 (Feb. 20
    and family.
    Thank you
    27 and March 6 and 8)
    2) Tuesday evenings 7-9 (April 17 and 24 and May 1 and 8)
    Thanks
    for all your support through 2017, be that lecture attendance, discussion contributions or just regular attention to this newsletter. It’sattention.
    Here’s wishing us
    all appreciated.
    See you in January
    a truly great 2018!
    Dave
    (and(on behalf of the whole CLG Steering
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Sunday, January 14

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    17th January - Dr Sam Clark, Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University.
    'Transformative Experience': Experience'
    Some experiences—becoming a parent, fighting in a war, becoming seriously ill—are transformative in a double sense: (1) you can’t know what they’re like until you have them; and (2) you are changed by them—maybe so much that you’re a different person afterwards. This talk explores some examples and consequences of transformative experience.
    Followed by the Research & Discussion Forum
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    University Ruskin CentreCentre.
    'Thomas Chippendale'
    In this second of my lectures on Thomas Chippendale I intent to convey something of the materials and techniques he (or rather his workshop) used. We will look at his place in the Age of Mahogany, the importance of the Cabriol leg and his use of veneers in cabinet work. We will also look again at his Director and study his technical projection techniques. Also it would be good to discuss our proposed visit to Dumfries House.
    Followed by the Research & Discussion Forum
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    Prof Gill BaynesBaynes, Former Professor of Medical Imaging Education at the University of Cumbria, CLG Steering Group Member.
    'Unpacking the Human Genome Project'
    (More information to follow)
    Followed by the Research & Discussion Forum
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    - Janet RossRoss, CLG Steering Group Member.
    'In search of the North West Passage.'
    2018 is the 200 years Anniversary of the first British Scientific Expedition to the Arctic. Led by Captain John Ross, a forgotten hero of Victorian exploration. The expedition had the wrong equipment, an unsuitable crew and no clear leader but led to many exciting discoveries including the location of the magnetic north pole and strategies for survival in the most inhospitable climate imaginable.
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    14th February- Chris Coates and members of the Halton Senior Co-Housing Project .
    'Senior Co-Housing'
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    Followed by the Research & Discussion Forum
    21st February-Visit to Ruskin Library.
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    17th January - Dr Sam Clark, Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University.
    'Transformative Experience':
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    24th January
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    'Thomas Chippendale'

    In this second of my lectures on Thomas Chippendale I intent to convey something of the materials and techniques he (or rather his workshop) used. We will look at his place in the Age of Mahogany, the importance of the Cabriol leg and his use of veneers in cabinet work. We will also look again at his Director and study his technical projection techniques. Also it would be good to discuss our proposed visit to Dumfries House.
    Followed by the Research & Discussion Forum
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    31st January - Prof Gill Baynes
    Unpacking'Unpacking the Human Genome ProjectProject'
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    Followed by the Research & Discussion Forum
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    7th February - Janet Ross
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    2018 is the 200 years Anniversary of the first British Scientific Expedition to the Arctic. Led by Captain John Ross, a forgotten hero of Victorian exploration. The expedition had the wrong equipment, an unsuitable crew and no clear leader but led to many exciting discoveries including the location of the magnetic north pole and strategies for survival in the most inhospitable climate imaginable.
    Followed by the Research & Discussion Forum
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    14th February- Chris Coates and members of the Halton Senior Co-Housing Project .
    Senior Co-Housing.
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    Followed by the Research & Discussion Forum

    21st February-Visit to Ruskin Library.
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    28th February -Dr Penny Foulds, Honorary Researcher, Lancaster University.
    How'How to reduce
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    Ageing is the biggest risk factor for dementia and can't be changed. There are however lots of things you can do to reduce your risk.
    You are never too young to develop good habits and start making healthy choices (if you’re not already doing so). Many people use changes in their lives – children moving out, a health scare, divorce or retiring – as a prompt to start living more healthily. In this lecture, I will talk about what is thought to be a risk factor, and then look at the scientific evidence that it actually is!
    Followed by the Research & Discussion Forum
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    11th October 2017 - Dr Brian Hodgson, Formerly of Lancaster University Ruskin Centre/Member of the CLG.
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    In this talk Barbara aims to pass on what is known as well as what is not known.
    We will finish the afternoon with a Jacob's Join and a good old fashioned chat as we catch up on news and gossip and look forward to our break over the Christmas period.
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    26th April 2017 - Lyn Summers, Former Principal Inspector at the Health and Safety Executive's, Nuclear Installations Inspectorate.
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