Explore members and tutors are encouraged to get involved in running Explore  

JCLLC has policies to promote good practice in the organisation including an Equality and Diversity policy and a Volunteer policy.

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Explore Office

Explore employs a part-time co-ordinator but also needs help from volunteer members in the office with tasks such as preparation of timetables  (currently undertaken by Linda Allen).

Explore Newsletter 

The production of an occasional Explore newsletter with articles from tutors and members is co-ordinated by Elsie Denham.
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A team of member volunteers plans the Explore programmes under the guidance of tutor directors Bronwen Calvert and Colm O'Brien.  The team is divided into the following subject areas :

  • Art & Design : Helen Watson
  • Culture & Society : Joy Rutter and Kat Smith
  • Narratives : Rita Prabhu and Angela Young
  • Perspectives : Chris Burridge and Joy Rutter

Event hosting

Explore runs 'taster' events as well as contributing to the 'Late Shows' and other large scale events such as British Science Week.  Members volunteer their skills, time and enthusiasm to make these events possible.  The photo on the right shows a recent taster event at Newcastle City Library.
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JCLLC administration

The board of JCLLC CIC is comprised of volunteer members and tutors, assisted by volunteers Geoff Taylor as company secretary and Jan Widmer as minute taker.

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