Keynote Speakers for the Remagining Further Education Conference, 21 June 2017.

On 21 June 2017, the Reimagining Further Education Conference has several keynote speakers. Here we provide infromation about our special guests. We are delighted to have Professor Lyn Tett and Dr Maggie Feeley speaking at our conference on the theme of transformative learning.

Lynn is Professor Emerita at the University of Edinburgh and Professor of Community Education at the University of Huddersfield.

Her research has involved an investigation of the factors such as class, gender, sexuality and disability that lead to the exclusion of adults from post-compulsory education and of the action that might be taken to promote social inclusion.

Lynn’s talk, entitled Transforming learning identities in further education programmes, will look at the way people’s life histories influence how they engage with education and also shape their hopes and expectations.


Maggie is a research and teaching fellow in the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice in University College Dublin. Maggie has been a ‘teacher’ for over four decades – half of that time spent in the F/HE sector in Northern Ireland. Now working in the university sector in the Republic of Ireland, Maggie remains passionately interested in the theory and practice of democratising learning.

Maggie’s talk, entitled Transforming learning – lessons about love, care and solidarity, will shed light on how ‘learning care’ is an important aspect of all learning and offers transformative potential as an aspect of educational justice.