Thank you for contributing to the Learning City research!

Dear all

In the last two years (2016-2018), we have been doing research about learning in Bristol, interviewing different stakeholders and observing some of the learning activities across the city.

This is to inform you that we are now at the end of our research and slowly preparing our final steps. From January 2019, the project website will not be updated. 

It has been a great pleasure working with all our respondents, learning from your expertise on the city and its various learning initiatives. We were surprised by the openness and generosity of all Bristolians – many thanks for giving up your time for interviews and enabling us to undertake participant observation, create a public exhibition, organise numerous workshops and conference presentations, and even being able to make a learning city quilt, set up a poetry evening and create a series of film clips on people’s experiences of learning in Bristol!

We have been busy writing up the findings of our projects and so far completed publications in the Journal of Lifelong Learning and Widening Participation and the “Learning beyond the school” volume edited by Julian Sefton-Green and Ola Erstad (see posts below).

We are pleased to inform you that there are several more in the pipeline (unfortunately publications take much longer than the research itself!):

Edited volume of Oxford Review of Education on learning cities (forthcoming 2019)

Dhek Bhal women workshop (17)

Article in City and Society:

Buchczyk, M. & Facer, K. (forthcoming) The city as a learning container? Ethnographic investigations into everyday informal learning practices in Bristol.

Book chapter for the “Learning Ecologies” book co-edited by Ronald Barnett and Norman Jackson. Routledge.

Facer, K., Buchczyk, M., Bishop, L., Bolton, H., Haq, Z., Gilbert, J., Thomas, GI., Tomico, J. & Wang, X., (forthcoming) Learning in the Cat’s Cradle: Weaving learning ecologies in the city.

Many thanks again for your contribution and please do not hesitate to get in touch with us in case of any questions.

Please email Magda ( or Keri ( about publications.

Get in touch with Katherine regarding anything else related to the project administration –

Please note that this website will no longer be updated.

Best wishes, Magda and Keri

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