NAEGA is pleased to announce the publication of a new edition of

The Challenge of Change: developing educational guidance for adults

An Invitation

You are invited to a seminar to launch the new publication at one of the following venues:

EDINBURGH on 08 Jan 2004 at Open University in Scotland, 10 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh

LEEDS on 13 Jan 2004 at Open University, 2 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane, Leeds

LONDON on 27 Jan 2004 at Open University, 1-11 Hawley Crescent Camden Town, London

BRISTOL on 30 Jan 2004 at Open University, 4 Portwall Lane, Bristol


The timings and format will be identical at each of the four venues:

10.45am Arrival and Coffee

11.00am The Challenge 1986-2003

11.40am The Challenge now

12.45pm Finish

To book a free place at one of these seminars please email your name, contact phone number and postal address to: (email preferred but Terry is on 01480 375097 if required). Joining instructions for each venue are to be found overleaf. If you are unable to come do pass on this invitation to a colleague. Please bring along your copy of The Challenge of Change. (NB copies will be available on the day at a special non-posted price of £1.50)

The Challenge of Change was published by UDACE (Unit for the Development of Adult Continuing Education) in 1986. The 1986 report made an immediate and lasting impact on the development and practice of adult guidance. It is still widely cited by colleagues writing and speaking about guidance. In particular the seven activities of guidance are in current usage in most services providing guidance for adults. However, it has been out of print for many years. So NAEGA has decided to publish this edited version of of the central chapters of The Challenge of Change, to make it available to members and the guidance community as an aid to further development of both practice and policy. The editor for this version of The Challenge of Change is Professor Jonathan Brown of the Open University who was founder chair (1982-86) and a Past President of the National Association of Educational Guidance for Adults (NAEGA). Jonathan Brown was a member of the UDACE Development Group which drafted the 1986 report.

Location of Seminars

All of the seminars are located in National or Regional Centres of the Open University. At none of the locations is there any dedicated car parking but in each case the Centre is in easy walking distance of major public transport stations.

EDINBURGH (08 Jan 2004) at OU in Scotland,
10 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh

Stations: Edinburgh Waverley (1 mile) Edinburgh Haymarket (0.5 mile)

At the west end of Princes Street turn half right into Queensferry Road and Drumsheugh Gardens is the second on the left running between Queensferry Road and Manor Place.

LEEDS (13 Jan 2004) at OU 2 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane, Leeds

Station: Leeds

Boar Lane runs eastward from the Queens Hotel (at the exit from the station), the OU is 150 yards along Boar Lane on the right hand side (entrance at the back in Trevelyan Square).

LONDON (27 Jan 2004) The OU in London is at 1-11 Hawley Crescent Camden Town, London

Stations: Camden Town (Tube) and Camden Road (N London Line)

Bus: C2, 24, 27, 29, 31, 46, 88, 134, 168, 214, 253, 274
Hawley Crescent is about 150 yards north of Camden Town Tube Station running between Kentish Town Road and Chalk Farm Road(which is an extension of Camden High Street).

BRISTOL (30 Jan 2004) The OU in the West of England is at 4 Portwall Lane, Bristol

Station: Bristol Temple Meads Station

The OU is some 300 yards from Temple Meads Staion from which exit with a right turn to the large traffic island. Portrack Lane is the second turn off the island running parallel to Redcliffe Way.

Additional copies can be ordered from the NAEGA Administrator at:

PO Box 459

at the following rates:

Single copies £5.00 each
5 or more copies £4.00 each
10 or more copies £3.00 each

All prices include p+p to UK addresses

NAEGA brings together diverse organisations and individuals providing guidance in the UK. Activities at a national level are are managed by an elected Board of Directors. NAEGA provides the opportunity to:

  • influence policy makers and contribute to professional debate and discussion
  • keep up-to-datewith public policy developments in guidance
  • up-date knowledge and understanding of 'good practice'
  • link into local networks through NAEGA branches

For membership details please contact NAEGA.