John Yates

Committee Member

John is based in the UK.

"English born (1943), Welsh by adoption. Science education, Industrial Chemist, Research into Nuclear Reactors, Patent Examiner and Head of Cheshire Career Service. Vice-Chairman of UK Heads of Careers Services. Author of two books – one on Humour the other Careers topic.Post retirement became an Education Consultant into Further Education in UK Colleges. Member of a Probus Club.

Member of Cestrian U3A and Honorary Member of Brisbane U3A. “Looked into” over 80 U3As in the UK (particularly); other countries in Europe; Australia - including Brisbane and the Queensland Network); Singapore and finally the Osher Foundation in the USA - the USA does not have “U3As" as such. U3As I looked at vary in total membership from under 60 to over 3500. Examined the Chinese, Japanese and Indian approach to learning for their older citizens.

Committed to the value of Open Learning at the “doing” and PR for U3AOnline and other providers."