Bedford Branch News
The branch hosts 6 seminars per year. These are arranged on a (roughly) monthly basis throughout the year and are open to academic staff, students, teachers in the local area and members of the general public. Speakers have included Judith Suissa, Richard Davies, Ruth Heilbronn, Jan Derry and Amanda Fulford.
What has been particularly encouraging is the engagement with the branch by teachers in the Bedford area. The events are frequently advertised through Bedford teacher networks such as the Bedford Borough Learning Exchange (BBLE) and the Bedford Associate Fellowship programme. Dr Neil Hopkins has been made a Fellow of this programme and acts a research link between teachers and the University.
The Bedford branch uses Twitter on a regular basis to promote the branch and society (@pesgbbedford) and also uses the Eventbrite events app/tool to advertise events in the wider community.