Continuing Education Open Day – Saturday 7 September

Saturday 7th September, 11am-3pm at 126 Mount Pleasant, University of Liverpool
We will be holding an open day for the general public on Saturday 7th September that will give a little taste of what Continuing Education and lifelong learning is all about. There will be talks covering a variety of subjects. These include an honest and up to date examination of Liverpool’s involvement in the slave trade with Alex Robinson, a thought provoking philosophical appraisal of the financial crisis by Dr Paul Smith as well as a talk on the practical effect that the crisis has had upon the population. Joanne Backhouse will talk about Egyptian art, a new and fascinating subject for Continuing Education whilst Brian Wheaton will entertain us with a discussion on the history of wine.
Alongside these discussions we will also host a creative writing workshop with Alice Bennett, a sketching session with Paul Gatenby and, for those with a musical interest, a keyboard session with Grace Allwood. You will also have the opportunity to sample Spanish and Mandarin in our language taster sessions! Running throughout the day we will have a paper folding and Chinese calligraphy workshop for you to sample Chinese culture. We will also have a presentation on the world around us, from a physics point of view from Stephen Hughes, who is teaching Introduction to Classical Mechanics in January.
After all of that there will still be time for a group reading of a popular novel with James Bainbridge.
This event is free to the general public – if you would like any further information then please feel free to contact us on 0151 794 6900 or email us at

Continuing Education Open Day 2013

Saturday 7 September, 11am – 3pm, 126 Mount Pleasant. 


Time 1 2 3 4
11am -12pm Keyboard taster with Grace Allwood Marxism & the global financial crisis with Paul Smith Sketching workshop with Paul Gatenby Spanish taster
12-1pm Sketching workshop  with Paul Gatenby The global  financial crisis and you with Stuart Sime Keyboard taster with Grace Allwood Mandarin taster with LCI
1-2pm Garstang Museum artefacts handling session with David Smith History of Liverpool & the slave trade a talk with Alex Robinson Creative Writing workshop with Alice Bennett The history of Wine with Brian Wheaton
2-3pm Reading with James Bainbridge Egyptian Art with Joanne Backhouse  The World in motion – Physics and us with Stephen Hughes

All information is subject to change – alterations or amendments will be updated on this website.

There will also be a Chinese calligraphy/brush painting and paper folding workshop by the Liverpool Confucius Institute for the duration, so you can pop in and taste a little bit of Chinese creative arts!

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