Join us for the first Age-Friendly Academy Lecture – Tuesday 9th October, 2018

Policy, Politics and Pensioners:  demographic challenge and opportunity in the USA.

Professor Cathy Eden, Arizona State University


Chaired by Professor Thomas J. Scotto, School of Government and Public Policy, University of Strathclyde


Tuesday 9th October, Conference Room (GH742)

16.30 – 17.30pm

FREE (register though MyCLL)


Between 2006 and 2030, the U.S. population of adults aged 65+ will nearly double from 37 million to 71.5 million people.  (AARP)

People age 60 and over already outnumber children under 16 in the UK for the first time.  (2001 UK Census)

Arizona State University (ASU) was one of the founding partners in the Age-Friendly University Global network and CLL is delighted to welcome Professor Cathy Eden fro ASU’s College of Public Programs.  Prior to this role, she was Director of Ramsay Executive Education Program at ASU and Director of four large State agencies and advisor to four Governors in the state of Arizona.  Her talk will address the demographic challenges facing the USA.  How similar are these to the UK?  How are these being tackled in policy and what are the implications for American society and politics?  Is anyone recognising the contributions that older people make to the economy and society?  What did the Obama administration do to address this?  What about Trump?

All these questions will be addressed and you will have the opportunity to pose your own during the Q&A session which will follow the presentation.  The event will be chaired by Professor Thomas J. Scotto, Head of the School of Government and Public Policy,.  His research focuses on voting behaviour and public opinion towards foreign policy.  His recent work focuses on value divides and how they influence attitudes towards international affairs and voter choice in the United States and the United Kingdom.



Frae a’ Airts & Pairts

This year’s Summer Academy has been hailed as a great success by those delegates who attended.

During the week, we heard a variety of tales of people “Frae a’ Airts & Pairts” and visited some very interesting locations in Glasgow.

Mid-week, we had a most enjoyable overnight stay at Dundee where members were in fine voice after dinner!

Watch out for more details in a forthcoming edition of Tell’sMore.

Lunchtime Talks

The 2018/19 programme for Lunchtime Talks has now been published and places can be booked via the Centre for Lifelong Learning office.

Full details can be seen elsewhere on the website.

The first talk will be given by our new Honorary Patron, Professor Donald Christie who is looking forward to meeting 3Ls members and guests attending this talk.

Daytime Programme Published

The new brochure of classes on offer at the Centre for Lifelong Learning has now been published.

A huge variety of subjects are included in the 2018/2019 programme which features some new tutors and different venues for students.

3Ls Summer Academy 2018

This year’s Summer Academy based on interesting people “frae a’ airts and pairts” is now fully booked and delegates can look forward to an programme of talks and trips in and around various Glasgow sites, as well as an overnight trip to Culross and Dundee.

This will be the third 3Ls Summer Academy and we hope it will enjoy similar success to previous events.

Management Council – June 2018

The final Management Council meeting of the 2017/2018 session took place on 13th June, 2018.

The meeting considered various Office Bearer reports on recent activities including a visit to Dublin City University, the Treasure’s Financial Statement, plans for Social Outings and activities in 3Ls Clubs.

New representatives from The Architecture and Design, Spanish and Traditional Music Clubs have joined the Management Council for the new session.

3Ls Membership Renewals

3Ls Association Members are being encouraged to renew their Membership for 2018/2019 in time for the start of the new session and ahead of the Open Afternoon.

This is scheduled to take place in the Centre for Lifelong Learning on Wednesday 12th September, 2018, from 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

New Honorary Patron

Emeritus Professor Donald Christie has taken up the role of Honorary  Patron of the 3Ls Students’ Association.

Professor Christie is the former Head of The School of Education at Strathclyde University and following on from a distinguished career in Education he has continued to mentor and support research students and is involved in ongoing collaboration between Strathclyde and Nanjing Normal University in China.

We look forward to working with Professor Christie who will be sure to contribute much expertise to developments in the Association.