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Gallaudet University President at Open Forum

20 May 2008

On 21 May, President Robert Davila of Gallaudet University will come to UCL for an Open Forum hosted by the British Deaf Association.

  He will talk on his philosophies and inspirations for Gallaudet University - the only university founded especially for Deaf students - and his international perspective in relation to Adult Learners Week. 

Gallaudet University in the US is the world leader in educational programmes and career development for deaf and hard-of-hearing undergraduate students. The university also enjoys an international reputation for the outstanding graduate programs it provides for deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students, as well as for the quality of the research it conducts on the history, language, culture, and other topics related to deaf people.

The event is being held to celebrate Adult Learners Week.  This is a campaign on a national level to encourage adults to pursue further learning or skills that were either not learnt or encouraged when at school.  People can learn while at work or during their leisure time.

The event will be held in Room 106, The Roberts Building on Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE, 6-9pm. Click here for a map. Please contact Martine Laverty, DCAL Centre Secretary to reserve a free ticket (150 places available).