IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor Alan Tuckett, University of Wolverhampton

Alan Tuckett BMVP

Title of research project/activity: Universities, Learning Cities and Engaging Under-represented Communities

Dates of visit: 23 - 28 October 2016

Alan Tuckett is Professor of Education at the University of Wolverhampton, past president of the International Council of Adult Education, and a visiting professor at the University of Leicester and for the International Institute for Adult Education in Delhi. He is an internationally recognised expert in adult education and advises UNESCO on adult and lifelong learning. From 1988-2011 he was Chief Executive of the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE), where he led a research and development programme totalling some £45 million, advised ministers on adult learning policy, and created the annual Adult Learners’ Week. He has served as President of the Pre-School Learning Alliance, as a member of the Inter-Ministerial Skills Alliance, and has forty years of governance experience.

He writes widely – his most recent book is Seriously Useless Learning co-authored with Ian Nash. Professor Tuckett has undertaken consultancy for the governments of Singapore, Australia, the Palestinian National Authority, and the European Union, as well as for the National Trust, and Channel 4, among others. He was awarded the OBE in 1995, and has honorary doctorates from 8 universities. He was inducted into the International Hall of Fame of Adult Educators (University of Oklahoma) 2006.

During his time in Bristol, Professor Tuckett will be hosted by Tom Sperlinger (English).