Festival of Learning (previously Adult Learners’ Week) is the biggest celebration of lifelong learning in England.
Our mission is to highlight the benefits of learning, celebrate the achievements of adults who have used learning to transform their lives, and to encourage everyone to embrace lifelong learning.
'Have a Go' Month
Throughout June, organisations and learning providers host free taster and 'have a go' events to encourage people to learn something new.
Add your events, open days or talks and lectures to our calendar, hosted by Hotcourses, now.
Learn something new this June
Discover exciting opportunities near you to learn something new or rekindle your passion for an old skill!
We're confident there's something for everyone, and all events are free, so start your search today and see what's on in your area.
Education can help you develop and turn your weaknesses into strengths
Mohamed, Young Adult award winner, 2015
I have achieved so much more than I believed possible
Sean, Learning for Work award winner, 2016
Every aspect of my life has improved since I have returned to education
Adele, Patron's Award winner, 2015
Learning made me realise I can actually achieve something in my life
Scott, ESF Outstanding Individual award winner 2016
I want to continue learning… improve people's lives and help other young carers
Emily, Patron's Award winner, 2016