The University of Nottingham has organised thirty-four special online discussion classes in response to the needs of the communities of Nottingham and the East Midlands. At a time when we are isolated by the coronavirus epidemic, the sessions provide an opportunity to discuss and learn about important topics.
The topics are of two kinds. Some are related to the coronavirus epidemic and the issues it raises. Others are of much more general interest. However, we hope all will provide an opportunity for intelligent and informed discussion of important matters.
Each session will last for one hour. After a very brief introduction by a session chair, the session tutor will give a presentation on the topic; this will last about ten minutes. Following this, there will be a discussion facilitated by the chair.
Registration is open to all adults. There is no fee. However, to facilitate free discussion, the number who can register for any session will be limited, and each discussion will be chaired by an expert adult educator from the University’s School of Education. You must register separately for each session you wish to attend.
The sessions will take place using Zoom. Those who register will be sent a link to the Zoom meeting by email. Zoom is easy to use and you can view a brief guide to joining a Zoom meeting.
The first six events are now available for registration.