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    Hello,
    At the end of a week which saw power-cuts around the bay bring our education programme to a (temporary) grinding halt, we look back over the last week with the CLG and look forward to the coming week.
    Last week…
    Last Wednesday we were all looking forward to hearing our good friend and group member, Jim Ring present an interesting lecture on the economic theories of Greek economist, academic and politician Yanis Varoufakis. However, the agenda was thrown into chaos when a wide scale (60,000 homes) power cut struck the whole of Morecambe Bay, taking out all electricity but for the emergency background safety lighting around the University. This began whilst the Steering Group were meeting, around 11:15, and continued for a couple of hours. Sadly, Jim’s lecture was unable to go ahead at that point.
    As an alternative, we took to Fylde Coffee bar and, thanks to Chris who was a week early with her Jacob’s Join preparations, we were able to gather around a large table for a good chat, eat cake and drink lemonade. Thanks Chris, how very fortuitous!
    This Week…
    Now, this coming Wednesday (28th June 2017) is our least session of this term, and indeed this academic year. We have rescheduled Jim’s lecture for this week, so all is not lost. Here is a little reminder from last week’s CLG News…
    ‘Examining 'The Global Minotaur' by Yanis Varoufakis'
    ‘As you know, Jim has been a member of the Continuing Learning Group for many years now attending Lunchtime Lectures regularly and providing valuable contributions to the Research & Discussion Forum. Jim was educated at the London School of Economics and lives in Kendal. He has had a long standing involvement in local and national politics, and is an active political campaigner. We are very pleased to welcome him in his capacity as an educator. In this session, Jim will examine the contents of Yanis Varoufarkis' recent book ‘The Global Minotaur’.
    'In this remarkable and provocative book, Yanis Varoufakis explodes the myth that financialisation, ineffectual regulation of banks, greed and globalisation were the root causes of the global economic crisis. Rather, they are symptoms of a much deeper malaise which can be traced all the way back to the Great Crash of 1929, then on through to the 1970s: the time when a 'Global Minotaur' was born. Just as the Athenians maintained a steady flow of tributes to the Cretan beast, so the 'rest of the world' began sending incredible amounts of capital to America and Wall Street. Thus, the Global Minotaur became the 'engine' that pulled the world economy from the early 1980s to 2008.
    Today's crisis in Europe, the heated debates about austerity versus further fiscal stimuli in the US, the clash between China's authorities and the Obama administration on exchange rates are the inevitable symptoms of the weakening Minotaur; of a global 'system' which is now as unsustainable as it is imbalanced. ‘
    (taken from https://www.yanisvaroufakis.eu)
    We also plan to have our Annual General Meeting, where we can look back at the events of the year and organise ourselves for the coming academic year (2017-2018). Please bring food and drink to share and enjoy the chance to chat with fellow group members.
    Events will take place in Fylde Lecture Theatre 3 from 1pm.
    Other news…
    Here is some information about a ‘Centre for Ageing Research’ event which is taking place during the summer break
    'Town and Gown' Event on Dementia and the Imagination: Arts and Design for Health
    7th September 2017 - Banqueting Room, Lancaster Town Hall (9:30am - 4:30pm)
    With the numbers of people with dementia rising and the costs of care spiraling, dementia remains a challenge that the UK cannot overlook. Tackling dementia is now a priority for the NHS. This includes helping people and their carers live well with dementia after diagnosis. Dementia can have a devastating effect on people’s cognitive abilities and with no ‘cure’ on the immediate horizon, there is a real need to think more innovatively about how we can best support individuals and families currently living with dementia in ways that will actively enhance their sense of self and identity and contribute to an improved quality of life. Interestingly, the creative, imaginative and emotional parts of a person often remain relatively strong. Arts and design may thus have an important role to play here – one that is often overlooked in the race for more effective clinical and biomedical interventions.
    This year’s Town and Gown event run by Lancaster University Centre for Ageing Research is designed to bring to you some of the most cutting edge research and practice that draws on knowledge and expertise from the worlds of arts and design. From music and theatre to participatory art and design, this event showcases the work of researchers from the university together with that of their collaborators from the health, the voluntary and community sector and academia.
    The event will consist of a mix of talks from invited guest speakers who are experts in this field and who will draw on some of their latest research to talk about these issues. These talks will be interspersed with short 10 minute presentations from a range of researchers from Lancaster in order to showcase their work around dementia, the arts and design as well as short films, exhibitions, posters and other interactive events.
    Though the event will be of interest to other academics, the event is primarily aimed at members of the public, practitioners from health and social care, and the worlds of arts and design.
    Attendance at this one day event is free but places are limited, so you MUST register for a place at this event.
    To reserve your place to attend please e-mail Jan Lyons at: c4ar@lancaster.ac.uk
    Alternatively you can telephone Jan on: 01524 593309
    Regarding George…
    As you know, it was our dear friend and fellow CLG member, George’s funeral last Tuesday. Janet Ross-Mills, Gill Robinson and myself attended. The afternoon started with an intimate ceremony of reminiscence and silent reflection, the preferred Quaker way of remembering a departed friend. This took place at the new Crematorium at Beetham, just up the road from Lancaster. Family and friends attended, including George’s three sons who live in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
    Following the cremation ceremony, friends and family then travelled on to the beautiful Brigflatts Early Quaker Meeting House, near Sedbergh in Cumbria, a place where George spent a lot of time. Another session of reminiscence and silence took place in the meeting house, with those attendees who felt moved to speak taking turns to share their thoughts and feelings with those present. There were also periods of silence to reflect. We were all able to learn more about George, and had the chance to thank him for his valued friendship and companionship. Janet kindly spoke on behalf of the CLG and Fiona (our programme founder).
    Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake were served in the attractive cottage-style garden outside the meeting house, and the sun shone brightly in George’s honour. All in all it was a lovely day, and I know George would have been extremely delighted with the events.
    And finally…
    So, we have made it to the end of the term… and the academic year. It has been a wonderful year, full of great learning opportunities. We have said goodbye to a friend (George Henson) and welcomed another (Benjamin Simon Daly). We begin our brand new term on October 11th 2017. We currently have a fine range of lectures in the pipeline covering such diverse areas as the Aurora Borealis and The Human Genome Project. We hope you will join us for the journey.
    With best wishes,
    Dave and the whole Steering Group

    17-06-17
    At the end of a week where many questions have been asked around the current laws concerning habitation standards of rented accommodation following a tragic inferno in a London tower block, we look back over the last week with the CLG and look forward to the coming week.
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    a week where many questions have been askedwhich saw power-cuts around the current laws concerning habitation standards of rented accommodation following a tragic inferno inbay bring our education programme to a London tower block,(temporary) grinding halt, we look
    Last week…
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    we were visited by Stephen Wildman, director ofall looking forward to hearing our good friend and group member, Jim Ring present an interesting lecture on the Ruskin Libraryeconomic theories of Greek economist, academic and Research Centre. Stephen is about to retire from his post, so we asked him if he would visit us one last time in his current position to speak with us about his time working withpolitician Yanis Varoufakis. However, the Ruskin Centre and, in particular, his long standing relationship with Ruskin's work. Thisagenda was thrown into chaos when a very interesting talk indeed. We heard aboutwide scale (60,000 homes) power cut struck the different phaseswhole of Stephen’s life, including his time at Cambridge University and his interest inMorecambe Bay, taking out all electricity but for the art ofemergency background safety lighting around the Pre-Raphaelites, which preceded his interest inUniversity. This began whilst the (artisticSteering Group were meeting, around 11:15, and theoretical) workcontinued for a couple of John Ruskin. Ithours. Sadly, Jim’s lecture was greatunable to see how Stephen’s interest in Ruskin’s life and work grew steadily over time. Wego ahead at that point.
    As an alternative, we took to Fylde Coffee bar and, thanks to Chris who was a week early with her Jacob’s Join preparations, we
    were able to appreciate how Stephen, throughgather around a thorough knowledge of his subject, has developedlarge table for a fully rounded understandinggood chat, eat cake and drink lemonade. Thanks Chris, how very fortuitous!
    This Week…
    Now, this coming Wednesday (28th June 2017) is our least session
    of the driving forces in Ruskin’s life, his visual, artistic outputthis term, and its relationship to his theories, which ranged from the personal to the political, with particular concern with the aesthetic.indeed this academic year. We would like to thank Stephenhave rescheduled Jim’s lecture for his valuable support and we look forward to working with him again in the future.
    If you would like to more about the life and work of John Ruskin, you can visit the website (link below), or better still why
    this week, so all is not visit the Centre itself? The current exhibition, 'Coming of Age': Ruskin’s Drawingslost. Here is a little reminder from the 1840-41 Tour, runs from 24 April – 1 September 2017.
    http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/users/ruskinlib/Pages/1840.html
    This week…
    This coming week (21st June 2017) Jim Ring,
    last week’s CLG Group Member.
    'Examining
    News…
    ‘Examining
    'The Global
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    Yanis Varoufakis'
    You will all know

    ‘As you know,
    Jim as he has been
    'In this remarkable and provocative book, Yanis Varoufakis explodes the myth that financialisation, ineffectual regulation of banks, greed and globalisation were the root causes of the global economic crisis. Rather, they are symptoms of a much deeper malaise which can be traced all the way back to the Great Crash of 1929, then on through to the 1970s: the time when a 'Global Minotaur' was born. Just as the Athenians maintained a steady flow of tributes to the Cretan beast, so the 'rest of the world' began sending incredible amounts of capital to America and Wall Street. Thus, the Global Minotaur became the 'engine' that pulled the world economy from the early 1980s to 2008.
    Today's crisis in Europe, the heated debates about austerity versus further fiscal stimuli in the US, the clash between China's authorities and the Obama administration on exchange rates are the inevitable symptoms of the weakening Minotaur; of a global 'system' which is now as unsustainable as it is imbalanced. ‘
    (taken from https://www.yanisvaroufakis.eu)
    Jim’s Lunchtime Lecture will be followed byWe also plan to have our Annual General Meeting, where we can look back at the Research & Discussion Forum. This partevents of the afternoon will give all group membersyear and organise ourselves for the chancecoming academic year (2017-2018). Please bring food and drink to examine the ideas proposed by Varoufakisshare and put forward by Jim.enjoy the chance to chat with fellow group members.
    Events will take place in Fylde Lecture Theatre 3 from 1pm.
    We look forwardOther news…
    Here is some information about a ‘Centre for Ageing Research’ event which is taking place during the summer break
    'Town and Gown' Event on Dementia and the Imagination: Arts and Design for Health
    7th September 2017 - Banqueting Room, Lancaster Town Hall (9:30am - 4:30pm)
    With the numbers of people with dementia rising and the costs of care spiraling, dementia remains a challenge that the UK cannot overlook. Tackling dementia is now a priority for the NHS. This includes helping people and their carers live well with dementia after diagnosis. Dementia can have a devastating effect on people’s cognitive abilities and with no ‘cure’ on the immediate horizon, there is a real need
    to think more innovatively about how we can best support individuals and families currently living with dementia in ways that will actively enhance their sense of self and identity and contribute to an improved quality of life. Interestingly, the creative, imaginative and emotional parts of a person often remain relatively strong. Arts and design may thus have an important role to play here – one that is often overlooked in the race for more effective clinical and biomedical interventions.
    This year’s Town and Gown event run by Lancaster University Centre for Ageing Research is designed to bring to you some of the most cutting edge research and practice that draws on knowledge and expertise from the worlds of arts and design. From music and theatre to participatory art and design, this event showcases the work of researchers from the university together with that of their collaborators from the health, the voluntary and community sector and academia.
    The event will consist of a mix of talks from invited guest speakers who are experts in this field and who will draw on some of their latest research to talk about these issues. These talks will be interspersed with short 10 minute presentations from a range of researchers from Lancaster in order to showcase their work around dementia, the arts and design as well as short films, exhibitions, posters and other interactive events.
    Though the event will be of interest to other academics, the event is primarily aimed at members of the public, practitioners from health and social care, and the worlds of arts and design.
    Attendance at this one day event is free but places are limited, so you MUST register for a place at this event.
    To reserve
    your company.place to attend please e-mail Jan Lyons at: c4ar@lancaster.ac.uk
    Alternatively you can telephone Jan on: 01524 593309
    Regarding George…
    As you know, it was our dear friend and fellow CLG member, George’s funeral last Tuesday. Janet Ross-Mills, Gill Robinson and myself attended. The afternoon started with an intimate ceremony of reminiscence and silent reflection, the preferred Quaker way of remembering a departed friend. This took place at the new Crematorium at Beetham, just up the road from Lancaster. Family and friends attended, including George’s three sons who live in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
    Following the cremation ceremony, friends and family then travelled on to the beautiful Brigflatts Early Quaker Meeting House, near Sedbergh in Cumbria, a place where George spent a lot of time. Another session of reminiscence and silence took place in the meeting house, with those attendees who felt moved to speak taking turns to share their thoughts and feelings with those present. There were also periods of silence to reflect. We were all able to learn more about George, and had the chance to thank him for his valued friendship and companionship. Janet kindly spoke on behalf of the CLG and Fiona (our programme founder).
    Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake were served in the attractive cottage-style garden outside the meeting house, and the sun shone brightly in George’s honour. All in all it was a lovely day, and I know George would have been extremely delighted with the events.

    And finally…
    The Cremation of our good friend George Henson will take place at Beetham Hall Crematorium at 3.30 pm on Tuesday 20th June followed by a Quaker Meeting to celebrate George’s life at Brigflatts Quaker Meeting House, Sedbergh at 5.00 pm
    For those not familiar with Quaker affairs
    So, we have made it may be helpful to understand that in the ceremony people sit in silence, but in due course people can make a spoken address about George if they wish.
    Tea, coffee
    end of the term… and light refreshments will be provided at Brigflatts. The funeral director is J. J. Martin 015396 25334
    Directions to Brigflatts: From junction 37 on
    the M6 turn right for Sedbergh A684. On the outskirtsacademic year. It has been a wonderful year, full of Sedbergh just before the first garage, turn right A683 (signedgreat learning opportunities. We have said goodbye to Kirkby Lonsdale)a friend (George Henson) and Brigflatts is approx 250 yards. Parkwelcomed another (Benjamin Simon Daly). We begin our brand new term on October 11th 2017. We currently have a fine range of lectures in the pipeline covering such diverse areas as the rightAurora Borealis and walk downThe Human Genome Project. We hope you will join us for the short road opposite tojourney.
    With best wishes,
    Dave and
    the Meeting House.whole Steering Group
    Interview with George...
    This is an audio interview conducted a few years ago with George on the subject of 'Learning Methods' in which George told us a little about his life.
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    Today's crisis in Europe, the heated debates about austerity versus further fiscal stimuli in the US, the clash between China's authorities and the Obama administration on exchange rates are the inevitable symptoms of the weakening Minotaur; of a global 'system' which is now as unsustainable as it is imbalanced. Going beyond this, Varoufakis lays out the options available to us for reintroducing a modicum of reason into a highly irrational global economic order.'
    (taken from https://www.yanisvaroufakis.eu)
    21st June 2017 - Lecture Cancelled
    Followed by the Research & Discussion Forum
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    2017 - TBC.Rescheduled lecture from 21st June 2017 with Jim Ring.
    See above for details.

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    18th January 2017 - Dr Brian Hodgson, Formerly of Lancaster University Ruskin Centre.
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Saturday, June 17

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    At the end of a week where many questions have been asked around the current laws concerning habitation standards of rented accommodation following a tragic inferno in a London tower block, we look back over the last week with the CLG and look forward to the coming week.
    Last week…
    Last Wednesday we were visited by Stephen Wildman, director of the Ruskin Library and Research Centre. Stephen is about to retire from his post, so we asked him if he would visit us one last time in his current position to speak with us about his time working with the Ruskin Centre and, in particular, his long standing relationship with Ruskin's work. This was a very interesting talk indeed. We heard about the different phases of Stephen’s life, including his time at Cambridge University and his interest in the art of the Pre-Raphaelites, which preceded his interest in the (artistic and theoretical) work of John Ruskin. It was great to see how Stephen’s interest in Ruskin’s life and work grew steadily over time. We were able to appreciate how Stephen, through a thorough knowledge of his subject, has developed a fully rounded understanding of the driving forces in Ruskin’s life, his visual, artistic output and its relationship to his theories, which ranged from the personal to the political, with particular concern with the aesthetic. We would like to thank Stephen for his valuable support and we look forward to working with him again in the future.
    If you would like to more about the life and work of John Ruskin, you can visit the website (link below), or better still why not visit the Centre itself? The current exhibition, 'Coming of Age': Ruskin’s Drawings from the 1840-41 Tour, runs from 24 April – 1 September 2017.
    http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/users/ruskinlib/Pages/1840.html
    This week…
    This coming week (21st June 2017) Jim Ring, CLG Group Member.
    'Examining 'The Global Minotaur' by Yanis Varoufakis'
    You will all know Jim as he has been a member of the Continuing Learning Group for many years now attending Lunchtime Lectures regularly and providing valuable contributions to the Research & Discussion Forum. Jim was educated at the London School of Economics and lives in Kendal. He has had a long standing involvement in local and national politics, and is an active political campaigner. We are very pleased to welcome him in his capacity as an educator. In this session, Jim will examine the contents of Yanis Varoufarkis' recent book ‘The Global Minotaur’.
    'In this remarkable and provocative book, Yanis Varoufakis explodes the myth that financialisation, ineffectual regulation of banks, greed and globalisation were the root causes of the global economic crisis. Rather, they are symptoms of a much deeper malaise which can be traced all the way back to the Great Crash of 1929, then on through to the 1970s: the time when a 'Global Minotaur' was born. Just as the Athenians maintained a steady flow of tributes to the Cretan beast, so the 'rest of the world' began sending incredible amounts of capital to America and Wall Street. Thus, the Global Minotaur became the 'engine' that pulled the world economy from the early 1980s to 2008.
    Today's crisis in Europe, the heated debates about austerity versus further fiscal stimuli in the US, the clash between China's authorities and the Obama administration on exchange rates are the inevitable symptoms of the weakening Minotaur; of a global 'system' which is now as unsustainable as it is imbalanced. ‘
    (taken from https://www.yanisvaroufakis.eu)
    Jim’s Lunchtime Lecture will be followed by the Research & Discussion Forum. This part of the afternoon will give all group members the chance to examine the ideas proposed by Varoufakis and put forward by Jim.
    Events will take place in Fylde Lecture Theatre 3 from 1pm.
    We look forward to your company.
    And finally…
    The Cremation of our good friend George Henson will take place at Beetham Hall Crematorium at 3.30 pm on Tuesday 20th June followed by a Quaker Meeting to celebrate George’s life at Brigflatts Quaker Meeting House, Sedbergh at 5.00 pm
    For those not familiar with Quaker affairs it may be helpful to understand that in the ceremony people sit in silence, but in due course people can make a spoken address about George if they wish.
    Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided at Brigflatts. The funeral director is J. J. Martin 015396 25334
    Directions to Brigflatts: From junction 37 on the M6 turn right for Sedbergh A684. On the outskirts of Sedbergh just before the first garage, turn right A683 (signed to Kirkby Lonsdale) and Brigflatts is approx 250 yards. Park on the right and walk down the short road opposite to the Meeting House.

    10-06-17
    At the end of a truly fascinating election week, where both main parties celebrated like winners and the political landscape changed drastically, we look back over the last week with the CLG and look forward to the coming week.
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