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John Ryley from Sky News opens lecture series

Thursday 29 January 2009, 6.15pm start

Pittville Studios campus, Albert Road, Cheltenham GL52 3JG

John Ryley, head of Sky News will open a new series of Open Lectures at the Pittville Studios campus in Cheltenham.

Sustainability institute undertakes UNESCO research

Professor Daniella Tilbury and Ingrid Mulà from the newly established International Research Institute in Sustainability (IRIS) at the University of Gloucestershire have been commissioned by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) to undertake research into Education for Sustainable Development policy frameworks.

Rural skills courses provide perfect team building opportunity

Businesses looking for team building opportunities for staff are being offered the opportunity to book tailor-made rural skills courses in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Roman’s hobbies revealed with Outreach events in the Cotswolds

Come and see how the Romans relaxed with several sessions being held around the Cotswolds by the Corinium Museum’s Outreach Service.

Six events being held around the District in August will explain what the Romans did in their spare time, and will talk about the sports they enjoyed, as well as their favourite games and entertainment.

New Play Ranger scheme to start in Cotswolds

Giving children the chance to enjoy outdoor play this summer is the aim of a new scheme launched by Cotswold District Council this month.

The Council’s new ‘Play Ranger’ scheme starts on Monday July 7th, where a small team of Play Rangers – led by Team Leader Katie Spencer – will travel to locations in Chesterton, Tetbury, Moreton in Marsh, Andoversford and Chedworth, equipped with a whole host of fun and games for local children to take part in.

Learn how to help repair historic Cotswold drystone walls

People are being offered the opportunity to learn the traditional rural art of drystone walling in the beautiful surroundings of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). For the sixth year running the Cotswolds Conservation Board, the organisation that exists to conserve and enhance the AONB, is providing walling courses at locations across the 790 square mile protected landscape.

The anxious wait for Gloucestershire secondary school places

The anxious wait for news of secondary school places is almost over for pupils and parents.

On Monday 3rd March, parents of pupils transferring to secondary school in September 2008 will receive an allocation letter from Gloucestershire County Council. All parents throughout the county will be offered one school place on the same day. Gloucestershire parents will have until 20th March to return their reply form.

Ofsted - Children and young people in Gloucestershire are doing well

The recent Ofsted inspection of services for children and young people shows that Gloucestershire is on the right track.  The multi-agency inspection, known as the Joint Area Review, confirms that children and young people in Gloucestershire are doing well and the organisations that support them are working together effectively.

This is the first year that Gloucestershire has had a Joint Area Review (known as a JAR). The agencies being inspected included Gloucestershire PCT and NHS Trusts, the Police, Learning & Skills Council, Connexions, voluntary and community organisations, district and county councils.

Medieval monarch talks to take place in Stow

King Edward II, Source: WikipediaThe life and legend of controversial English monarch King Edward II will be the subject of a series of afternoon lectures in Stow in the Wold next month.

The life of literature legend at Museum talks

Discover a fascinating insight into 14th Century England and its colourful characters when the Corinium Museum hosts two lectures in January. 

Both lectures will focus on the life and times of Geoffrey Chaucer, a renowned author and poet in medieval Britain, in an era of British history which saw literature and architecture flourish.  ‘The Age of Chaucer’ lectures will be hosted by local historian Tim Porter. 

The first lecture, on January 24th, is called ‘Chaucer and His Favoured Friends’, while the event on January 31st is called ‘Regional Celebrities’.  Both lectures run from 2pm – 4p

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