Brains at the Bevy is the inspiration of the community university partnership programme and The Bevy in Hillside, Moulsecoomb, the first community-owned pub on a housing estate in the UK.
Funded by 700 shareholders and re-built by volunteers, it is now a major community hub.
The project has been highly commended in the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning 2017 awards which recognise programmes and practices that promote lifelong learning in the university sector.
CUPP director David Wolff said: “We are delighted that the excellent work of the Bevy as a community hub, and the contribution that the University of Brighton can make, has been highlighted.
“We intend to continue with the Brains talks as they are a useful and innovative way of involving new audiences in adult learning whilst helping the university illustrate the value of the research it undertakes.”
Brains at the Bevy brings learning to the community rather than the community to the learning with short talks by local academics.
It aims to support adult learning, research impact and widening participation in higher education via an innovative, easy to sustain model.
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