Our Other Books
Also available from our charity’s publishing section … …
OUR LATEST BOOK: “Really Useful Knowledge” A social history of the community that can truly be termed a “Learning Town” from Georgian times to the present day • Produced for the 2018 Colchester Festival of Lifelong Learning • Available now for only £7 from Red Lion Books, High Street or for mail order see below.
* TO ORDER: send a cheque payable to A.V.Skinner to: Access Books, Willow Cottage, Staffords Corner, Gt Wigborough, Colchester CO5 7RP (be sure to include full contact details) and you’ll get it by return post.
“Grey Friars – Opening the Door to Adult Education ” by Dorothy Schwarz, Maggie Freeman, Alan Skinner MBE. Foreword by Baroness Helena Kennedy Q.C. The story of the adult college told through inspirational examples from just a few of the tens of thousands of people who have gone through that blue door to learn, work or support adult education in Colchester. Excellent colour illustrations. £8 post free*
“Pictures from the Past – Memories of Colchester County High School” by Joan Gurney. A lavishly-illustrated book based on postcards produced in the 1920s supported by fascinating anecdotes from when Grey Friars and North Hill were the two centres of the Colchester County High School for Girls. £5 post free*
“Ginny Saunderson” by E. Joan Gray. The story of a family living in London in the first half of the C20th. Joan, a long-standing student at Grey Friars in its days as an adult college, tells of a ‘good’ childhood in a period of adversity, poverty, war – before the NHS. Authenticity of period detail and vivid recall make this a riveting read. £7 post free*
Policy paper on adult learning Published at a time of great change for both national and local adult education, this paper sets out the Charity’s suggested strategy for providers to ensure that learning opportunities for adults continue to serve whole communities and not just those who can easily access and afford them. This publication can be downloaded free via the Resources section of this website – click on the top menu.