North West Association Autumn Event

North West Association Autumn Event

The North West Association Autumn event will take place on Sunday 6th October in the Grade 2 listed Charlotte Mason Building on the Ambleside Campus of the University of Cumbria.

Charlotte Mason (1842-1923) was an educational reformer and Professor Lois Mansfield, PhD (F.2019), Director of the Ambleside Campus, has kindly offered us a brief tour describing the history of the venue which will also include reference to the artist Fred Yates (1854- 1919).

Tea/coffee will be available from 10.30am with the meeting starting at 11am. Additional refreshments will be served after presentations around 3pm before everyone makes their journey home.

Speakers will include:

Liam McAleese (F. 2018): New models for sustaining upland farming in the Lake District

Prof Lois Mansfield (F.2019): Place based cultural capital & marginal farm resilience: What can we learn from Japan to help UK hill farming?

Martin Lally (F. 2018): Protecting the Protectors: Peer support responses within Policing

Travel arrangements:

Car share:  To request or offer a lift to another please contact me asap.

If driving: Ambleside is about 22 miles from J36 of the M6 motorway. Parking will be in the campus lower car parks and parking charges will apply (£5.80 for 4-8hrs) which can be paid in coins or by mobile phone. Once parked please follow Nook Lane on foot up the slight hill to the Charlotte Mason Building.

Disabled parking is available outside the Charlotte Mason Building but please note that Nook Lane is only 1.8m wide at one point during the drive up.

Train travel: The nearest mainline station is at Oxenholme, 15 miles from the venue and there is a branch line station at Windermere which is just 6 miles from the campus.

Bus times: Please find details of bus times at

Accommodation: The University may be able to offer overnight accommodation for those wanting to make it a weekend trip. Please let me know if you are interested. There is much to do in the area; the site provides further information.

Booking Forms for the meeting must be sent no later than 25th September to Gillian Moncaster.

Please find the booking form attached.                                                     


The cost per head will be £12.50 to be paid at the time of booking. The first meeting of a Fellow is free though payment will be needed for all guests.


We look forward to seeing you soon.


Adele Owen QPM

Chair of the NW Association of Churchill Fellows