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Intergenerational Schools: Creating a Legacy

19 May 2014

Dr Cathy Whitehouse and Professor Peter Whitehouse host a Seminar and collective conversation on Wednesday 21, May 2014 (6-8pm), drinks and registration from 5pm in Kanaris Lecture theatre, Manchester Museum

Intergenerational Schools: creating a legacy

Introduced by Angela Rippon OBE, co-host of TV’s Amazing Greys and a member of the Dementia Friendly Communities Champions Group set up in response to the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge, where Angela leads on intergenerational work with schools 

From MICRA in partnership with The Manchester Museum, The Whitworth Art Gallery and Manchester City Council 

The Intergenerational Schools (TIS) were founded in Cleveland, Ohio, to develop new forms of learning for children up to 14, involving people of all ages. Now in their 14th year, The Intergenerational Schools have received recognition for the achievements of its pupils as well as for innovative programs engaging older people. 

Cathy and Peter Whitehouse, who established the schools, will talk about their legacy, their contribution to language skills, literacy and the arts, and their support for learning across all generations.  Professor Peter Whitehouse is a geriatric neurologist and cognitive neuroscientist and his wife Dr Cathy Whitehouse is Chief Educator of The Intergenerational Schools. 

The presentation (6–6.45pm) will be following by Q&A and a collective conversation with an invited audience of professionals, practitioners and learners to explore intergenerational learning and community partnerships.


Please to book your place for this special event by 19 May 2014 (places subject to availability) online at:

This event aims to raise awareness of existing intergenerational work, explore the impact and benefits of The Intergenerational School, identify learning points for UK Schools, and to inspire new collaborations. This event from the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) is run in partnership with the The Manchester Museum, The Whitworth Art Gallery and the Age-friendly Manchester programme (Manchester City Council).