Autumn learning

I WOULD like to draw the attention of Morpeth Herald readers to the wonderful new autumn programme at the North East Centre for Lifelong Learning in Newcastle.

It’s as good as a university education for everyone. It only costs a few pounds – art, literature, history, philosophy, geology, science, writing your memoirs, and more. It is led by top-class university lecturers. There are no admission tests, and it is open to all. You meet fabulous, interesting people. It is a descendant of former adult education classes based at Newcastle University and is now run through Sunderland University.

There is nothing like this new programme anywhere else in the UK. It was established by a high-powered group of lecturers as a way to keep lively adult classes going after Government cuts.

Some events take place in Morpeth library, like the forthcoming talks by Dr John Sadler on October 2 and 25. But the majority are in Newcastle and most are in the daytime.

This makes it ideal for the Morpeth Herald area’s over-60s because we can use our free bus passes.

The booklets with the full programme are available in Morpeth Library, or can be found on the website


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