Talks and Workshops

Going straight: how criminals can turn their lives around
Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 6pm - 8pm
Venue: Longdean School (activity hall)

Can a lepoard ever change its spots?  Under what circumstances can people change their behaviour and how do they stay living a crime-free life?  This talk explores how people become criminals in the first place, how they experience prison and punishment and lastly, how they can turn their lives around, providing the right help and support is there for them.  It includes an interview with a man who spent over 20 years in prison but managed to turn his life around with the support of a family who "adopted" him, and is lead by the Cambridge-educated criminologist, Dr Kathryn Weston.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite at a cost of £5 each, or free to Longdean staff members and students.  Click here to book.

Optimal pathways toward success: a talk for parents and teens
Tuesday April 25th, 7pm - 10pm
Venue: Longdean School

Recommended for any parent and teen (14+), this talk by Dr. Kathryn Weston will cover the following topics:

    How to recognise your strengths and use them to your advantage
•     Developing early strategies that will help set the foundation for a happy, successful life
•     Organising and planning appropriately for academic success
•     Being resilient to life's challenges 
•     Barriers to success and how to avoid them
Tickets cost £5 each and  are available through Eventbrite.