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The Prison Learning Network has been more than fortunate in the expertise that exists amongst the RSA Fellowship around education, criminal justice and prisons. Over the last year I have met many incredible Fellows who have willingly given their time and knowledge to me and the project. The last couple of weeks has been no different and the RSA Fellows continue their work to great ends:

  • Roma Hooper FRSA is founder and Chair of the Prison Radio Association. I blogged before about how they have been instrumental in the getting the National Prison Radio going. But now they have even more to celebrate: last Monday (11th May) they attended the Sony Radio Academy Awards. Hosted by Chris Evans at London's Grosvenor House, the PRA picked up two Bronze Awards (The Interview Award and The Speech Award) and two coveted Sony Gold Awards (The Listener Participation Award and The Community Award). Congratulations!

  • John Brenchley FRSA leads on the OCR Offender Learning and Skills Group and has been a great support throughout the project. This month John has written an article for the Spring e-Journal about new contracts for prison education. Take a look here. Thank you John!

I'd probably be here for a week if I wrote about every Fellow who has contributed to our work. We are extremely grateful. Check out the PLN final report (to be published in early July) for a full acknowledgement of everyone involved.


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