Vaughan Papers

The Vaughan Papers are a series of publications by the Institute of Lifelong Learning on a variety of topics.


The mission of the Vaughan Papers series is:


"To promote and disseminate the Institute of Lifelong Learning's research, with the aim of encouraging constructive debate on topics of concern to society, and to make academic research, ideas and insights accessible to adult learners and society at large".


The first Vaughan Paper was AJ Allaway's Adult Education in England published in 1951. Numerous key texts have been published since including the ethnographically significant Pit Talk and the cutting-edge Engagement with cultures: From diversity to interculturalism by Asaf Hussain, Bill Law and Tim Haq.


Most Vaughan Papers are 5,000-10,000 words long. Ideas for new papers should be sent to the Series Editor (Dr Simon Bennett).


Titles in the Vaughan Series


Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning
University of Leicester
128 Regent Road
Leicester, LE1 7PA



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Announcement, June 2016

Like many other Universities at this time we are currently reviewing a number of our courses and teaching activities. This includes the Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning (VCLL).

We are currently consulting with our staff and trade unions regarding the future of VCLL. While these discussions are taking place, we have taken the difficult decision to suspend entry to programmes and courses run through the centre which start in September 2016.

The exception to this is our CertHE Social Welfare, Advice and Guidance course, run in conjunction with the Highfields Centre, which is recruiting for September 2016 entry.

If you are interested in undertaking one of our full or part-time programmes, please call a member of our admissions team on 0116 252 5281 to discuss your options.