Welcome to the Ransackers Association Website

 Ransackers Associaton is the sole holder of the intellectual property rights (IPR) for all
Ransacker Courses and also copyright holder of the logo.

Find out more about Ransackers
Hilary Farnworth - Vice Chair
Tel: 0208-3410023

Admissions enquiries
June Kathchild
Tel: 0121-4291977

The Ransackers Project was originally set up to enable people over 55 who have not previously had the opportunity of higher education, to go to college to study and to research a topic of their own choosing, and write a project. The Ransackers Association was then set up by Ransackers students who wanted to ensure that the amazing opportunities of the Ransackers Project were continued for as many people as possible. In the present more stringent financial situation, the Ransackers Association is actively investigating ways we can run more educational courses for older people who missed out on Higher Education when they were young. 

The original 10 week course is no longer funded. We are exploring, with colleges and other partners, how we can get funding, and set up some educational projects which keep the traditional aims of Ransackers going. Future projects may be one-off seminars, weekends, and could include both short  residential spells and distance learning. 

So for 2016-17 we are in discussions with several potential partners - watch this space. Meanwhile we have a research project about serious study done by older people and how important later life  study is for many people. 

Click here to find out more about the Ransackers Project