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Co-operation the key to Leicester Vaughan relaunch

The new higher education independent college preserves the name of a city institution and will benefit society

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When it comes to traditional adult education, there’s been little to cheer in recent years, with local authorities and colleges alike cutting back on part-time provision for older learners as budgets have shrunk.

A particularly emotive case last year was that of the renowned Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning run by the University of Leicester. The centre can trace its roots back to 1862 when it was founded to provide education for the under-educated men of Leicester. It later expanded to become a facility for broader adult education for both men and women, eventually moving to its own ...

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