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The Big Middle

56 EpisodesProduced by Susan FloryWebsite

Journalist Susan Flory's free-range podcast on the big issues of healthy, longer midlife from the world’s smartest thinkers, innovators, game-changers. Stereotypes are smashed, mindsets are moved in interviews on all aspects of the longevity revolution redefining life as we know it. We’re not just l… read more

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Kay Scorah

We in the so-called rich world are grappling with how to recast our societies to move beyond the obsolete learn-earn-retire-in-your-prime model of life. Deepest hat tip to Professors Andrew Scott (episode 6 is our interview) and Lynda Gratton of the London Business School for their book The 100 Year Life - a roadmap for our rapidly ageing differently populations.

Lifelong learning is a critical component of their map for longer lives of multiple careers, breaks and transitions - lives not defined by those three progressive stages.

But how can you live a multi-stage life of learning when society regulates you onto a strict, linear path? Londoner Kay Scorah tells us how she's cracked it.

Notes

Did that Google search thing with How to become a Lifelong Learner: 25,200,000 results (0.34 seconds)

In this first episode featuring Lifelong Learners, we meet multi-hyphenate Londoner Kay - self-styled facilitator, researcher, speaker, performer, yoga teacher, biochemist, monkey wrangler. She never quits feeding her need to learn. She's been living a multi-stage lifestyle since the 70s, before the term became ubiquitous thanks to The 100-Year Life authors Scott and Gratton.

Are you a Lifelong Learner like Kay?

Has your curiosity and thirst for knowledge and new experiences compelled you to break free from a grind of a job or a frozen mindset?

What are your ideas on how we can make it easier for more of us to access career breaks and changes to acquire new knowledge?

Love to hear from you - perhaps feature you on the next episode under the occasional theme of Lifelong Learning.

Head to the comments box on the show page of this episode at susanflory.com if you fit the bill and want to share your story.

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