It was heartening to read praise for Lancaster University’s Department of Continuing Education in Readers’ Views (Return lost department, July 24). Creative writing, astronomy and health psychology are just some of the wide range of workshops this student has attended, most providing credits toward a university certificate.
Realising that this provision was subsidised, I would no more hope for the DCE’s resurgence in its original form than I would expect to see Saturday night roads full of merry groups walking or hitching back to Lancaster after seeing King Crimson or Pentangle in the Great Hall, but could not something of the sort be incorporated into the current expansion as your correspondent suggests?
DCE courses became a way of life for many of us. As well as providing a model for how learning and teaching can be at their best, its public courses and schools provided valuable positive interaction between the University and the wider community
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