Attingham 2016
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Moving, Teaching, Inspiring: The Power of Place and Past in the Future of Adult Learning



23 and 24 June 2016


23 June 2016: 2pm-4.30pm
24 June 2016: 9am-4pm


Attingham Hall, Attingham Park, Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 4TP


Student delegate £100
Non-Student delegate £120


Online registration


Please note that the Conference opens on the day of the EU Referendum vote. We would advise conference delegates intending to vote in the EU Referendum to do so by using the postal system.

Keynote speakers

Professor John Field - Emeritus Professor, Lifelong Learning, University of Stirling

Simon Murray - National Trust Senior Director of Strategy, Curatorship and External Affairs

Other speakers

Invited guest speakers and panel members:

Mark Agnew - General Manager, North Shropshire, National Trust

Martin Bulmer - Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Surrey

Andy Beer - Regional Director Midlands and former Head of Learning for the National Trust

Paul Manners - Director, National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement

A listing of other speakers with a short bio piece for each is available for your information.

Is this for you?

Organised in partnership between The University of Nottingham School of Education and The National Trust, you will enjoy this conference if you have an interest in:

  • public pedagogy 
  • the democratisation of knowledge 
  • adult education colleges and their role
  • the role of place and space in learning
  • residential adult learning
  • spiritual renewal through access to beauty and history
  • instruction and self-improvement
  • learning and the historic environment


Attingham 2016

The University of Nottingham
University Park

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 5151