Digital Futures, IT and Connectivity: Ideas and Innovations for Levelling Up in Rural Places

Cirican, the rural research by rural communities company and the Open University are pleased to present our ideas and innovation for levelling up in rural places webinar series.



Working with our partners we are showcasing and sharing the learning of what works in digital transformation in rural communities.

Chair: Roger Britton (Chair of Community First in Herefordshire and Worcestershire)

Introduction to Cirican and OU: – Ivan Annibal and Dr Sonja Rewhorn

11.10am: Digital Connectivity – the experience of online learning in higher education; Dr Vicky Johnson and Dr Sonja Rewhorn, Open University.

11.30am : Technology and Rural Working Practices and two recent projects that highlight different ways in which rural communities might be effected by developments in mobility and connectivity technologies. Professor Gary Bosworth, Northumbria University

11.50am: Healthy Communities – the potential and challenges of technology. Mike Emery, Director of Digital Health and Infrastructure, NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG

12.10pm : Discussion and Identification of Key Themes – Ivan Anibal and Dr Sonja Rewhorn

12.25pm: Close – Chair

12.30pm: Close

The event is finished.


Jul 13 2021


6:00 am - 7:30 am

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