Lifelong learning after lockdown

Monday 2 November 2020 | 12.00 – 1.00pm

LLL speakers MP

Learning through lockdown

Dr Fiona Aldridge

The adult participation survey is the largest study of lifelong learning in the UK. For over 20 years, the survey has provided invaluable data on the levels and patterns of participation in learning, and the benefits and barriers to participation. We go to field this week on the 2020 survey, which will explore how the coronavirus crisis has impacted on adult participation in learning.

This event will be held to coincide with the launch of the survey data and will kick start our Lifelong Learning Week. We will present the findings, setting out what they tell us about lifelong learning, and how this can have a profound effect on individuals, their life chances and the economy.


  • Rt Hon the Baroness Garden of Frognal, Vice chair,  APPG on FE and lifelong learning
  • Dr Sue Pember CBE, Director of Policy and External Relations, HOLEX
  • Patrick Craven, Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships, City & Guilds
  • Dr Fiona Aldridge, Director for Policy and Research, Learning and Work Institute

Adult participation in learning survey

Our Adult Participation in Learning survey is the longest running and most frequently occurring study of adult learning in the UK. It adopts a broad definition of learning, including formal, non-formal and informal learning, rather than just publicly offered educational opportunities for adults.
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