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The Association’s lively newsletter "AEA Digest" currently appears quarterly. It carries news and views and short topical articles on all aspects of later life learning and a culture section featuring book, theatre and film reviews. It is aimed at professionals and service providers of all kinds who engage with older people, and at older learners themselves.


Contributions are invited by the editor, Carol Allen - AEA Digest Editor

The Digest is free to members



Issue Spring 2017 No 49 is currently available to members only. Articles include:

Brexit – how will it affect charities and services for older people?
Getting of Wisdom – conferences in Australia and New Zealand
Reports on the Older People and Human Rights conference in London
Update on the Ransackers “Serious Study” in Later Life project
The Penelope Project – the arts in a care home setting
Age Friendliness and Museums
Older Actors in the Spotlight
Plus theatre and film reviews and other features of particular interest to older readers

This issue will be available publicly on this site after publication of the Summer ssue No 50, due June 2017 


Past issues are available for downloading from here:

AEA Digest 'Winter 16'  Digest Winter 2016 No 48

AEA Digest 'Summer 16'  Digest Summer 2016 No 47

AEA Digest 'Spring 16'   Digest Spring 2016 No 46

AEA Digest 'Winter 15'   Digest Winter 2015 No 45

AEA Digest 'Summer 15'  Digest Summer 2015 No 44

AEA Digest 'Spring 15'   Digest Spring 2015 No 43

AEA Digest 'Autumn 14'   Digest Autumn 2014 No 42

AEA Digest 'Spring 14'    Digest Spring 2014  No 41

AEA Digest 'Autumn 13'  Digest Autumn 2013 No 40

AEA Digest 'Spring 13'  Digest Spring 2013 No 39

AEA Digest 'Autumn 12'  Digest Autumn 2012 No 38

AEA Digest 'Summer 12' Digest Summer 2012 No 37

AEA Digest 'Spring 12' Digest Spring 2012 No 36

AEA Digest 'Autumn 11' Digest Autumn 2011 No 35

AEA Digest "Summer 11" Digest Summer 2011 No 34

AEA Digest "Winter 11" Digest Winter 2011-No 33

AEA Digest 'Autumn 10' Digest Autumn 2010-No 32

AEA Digest 'Summer 10' Digest Summer 2010-No 31

AEA Digest 'Spring 10' Digest Spring 2010-No 30

AEA Digest 'Winter 10' Digest Winter 2010-No 29

AEA Digest 'Autumn 09' Digest Autumn 2009-No 28

AEA Digest 'Summer 09' Digest Summer 2009-No 27

AEA Digest 'Spring 09' Digest Spring 2009-No 26

AEA Digest 'Autumn 08' Digest_Autumn_2008-No_25

AEA Digest 'Summer 08' Digest_Summer_2008-No_24

AEA Digest 'Spring 08' Digest_Spring_2008-No_23

AEA Digest 'Winter 08' Digest_Winter_2008-No_22

AEA Digest 'Autumn 07 ' Digest_Autumn_2007-No_21

AEA Digest 'Summer 07' Digest_Summer_2007-No_20

AEA Digest 'Spring 07' Digest_Spring_2007-No_19

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