The Forum is teaming up with Age UK, NIACE and Leicester University to organise the landmark Discovering Men’s Sheds conference.
The conference, on Thursday 29 September at the Ramada Jarvis Grand Hotel in Leicester, will examine the impact of the Men’s Sheds initiative on health, wellbeing and informal learning.
Delegates from all over the country are invited to learn about the ways in which informal learning, health and wellbeing has been boosted under the Men’s Shed initiative. Participants will explore Age UK’s three pilot 'Men in Sheds' projects (funded by the Sir Jules Thorn Trust), the value of informal learning through the Shedshow, and how the activities organised through the Men's Shed initiative promote men’s health and well-being.
This conference provides a unique opportunity to:
The keynote speaker for the event is Professor Barry Golding, right, Deputy Head of School of Education, University of Ballarat, Australia. Barry has extensive research experience and in the last 15 years has focused on adult and community education. He is an honorary Parton of Australian Men’s Sheds Association and the Vice President of Adult Learning Australia.
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