Art Instruction Book by Viv Philpot

One of our Tutors has written her own book to accompany some of her courses. Viv Philpot has produced a very nice colour publication, Sketching Your Holiday Memories, fully illustrated, taking would-be improving artists through the essentials in a very easy to digest and useful way. Not available commercially, Viv’s book supports the skills and 

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Welcome to “The Alston Curve”

Alston Hall was, until the beginning of last year, a sister college to Higham based in the Ribble Valley in Lancashire. We shared many tutors and, indeed, students, and strived to be true to the same aims of lifelong learning, at one time both being part of the, now defunct, Adult Residential College’s Association (ARCA). 

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Peers

It is common in the education world to talk of ‘peers’. For younger people, perhaps because of their physical size, it is easier to classify peer groups. Babies and toddlers are two distinct groups, as are nursery, infants and juniors. Once the secondary phase education is reached, divisions tend to be associated with a hierarchy 

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OMG! Musings on Belief

People are living longer: Fact. People are spending more time being active post-retirement: Fact. People are thinking for themselves: Not necessarily. The questionable nature of democracy in the current climate of globalisation, with capitalism being seemingly defined in numerous different ways to suit different ends (usually involving finance) – all this is taking its toll 

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