Open College Networks, Northern College and Adult Education Archive
The collection shows the development of the accreditation-based Open College Networks for adult learning, which were founded in Manchester in 1982. The aims of the Networks were to allow adults without qualifications to further their learning and to study for accreditation, which would allow them access to Higher Education. It includes correspondence and publications, some of which were authored or co-authored by David himself. Other documents include Government papers with regard to the incorporation of further education colleges in 1992 and various publications relating to Lifelong Learning, including Helena Kennedy QC's report 'Learning Works'. Helena received an honorary doctorate from the University of Huddersfield in recognition of her support for Lifelong Learning.
David Browning collection of documents relating to the Northern College and Manchester Open College Federation Item
1960-2002The personal papers of the creator of the archive, David Browning
1973-2002Publications collected and used in the day to day business and development of the networks.