Parkhill at Westminster



John Parkhill, your President of the association and in conjunction with his post as a committee member of SOPA, attended a reception on 6th March, 2017 at the House of Commons.  It was organised by SOPA and hosted by Mhairi Black MP.

Others including committee members of SOPA also attended.  While the purpose was to promote SOPA work on behalf of older Scottish people at Westminster, John was able to assist with this and also promote the Learning in Later Life Students’ Association and the Centre for Lifelong Learning.


Parkhill at the Parliament



Along with representatives of other SOPA affiliated organisations John Parkhill, 3Ls President,

spoke out at the Scottish Older People’s Assembly about the unique daytime programme of

classes at the Centre for Lifelong Learning at Strathclyde University, the volunteering work of

older students, the self-managing Clubs, and the travel and outward bound activities that

contribute undoubtedly to health and wellbeing in later life.

You can hear him on the recorded webcast by clicking on the picture and moving the cursor on the

webcast to 1.40.00