University of Wolverhampton – Inaugural Lecture Series 2015/16 – Prof. Peter Lavender

Professor Peter Lavender

Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series 2015/16
Title: The gift of learning –  Volunteering and lifelong learning – a research journey

Date: Wednesday 13th January 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Samuel Johnson building, Walsall campus, University of Wolverhampton, WS1 3BD
Cost: Free event (including drinks reception)

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Professor Peter Lavender
Peter was appointed to the University in January 2015 where he is a module leader on the professional doctoral programme (EdD) and co-director of the Centre for Developmental and Applied Research (CeDARE) in the Faculty.  Peter has worked as academic coordinator for lifelong learning on the Open University’s doctoral programme where he remains a research supervisor.

He started as a school teacher, taught adults to read and write in WEA classes and has worked as an education officer for special educational needs.  Peter’s career has also included being a full-time FE inspector; local authority officer for special educational needs; co-researcher/writer for the national inquiry on disabled students in FE; director for research and development and deputy CEO at NIACE; assistant chief assessor for the AoC Beacon Awards; adviser to the National Union of Students and helped bring into being the National Society of Apprentices.

He has a doctorate in applied research in education (volunteers, adult education and social policy) and received an OBE for services to education in the Queen’s birthday honours in 2006.  He was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame in 2015.  Peter is Chair of the Corporation of North Warwickshire and Hinckley College, was eight years a governor at Leicester College, and is a trustee of the National Extension College, Cambridge. 

He passionately believes in the transformational quality of adult and further education and that public policy should aim to make a difference for adults and young people.

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