Lifelong learning has been placed at the centre of the educational agenda by the green paper, "The Learning Age: A Renaissance for a New Britain" (DFEE, 1998). In one sense, this book seeks to capitalize on this interest in lifelong learning. Nevertheless, the issues of lifelong and continuing education are important ethical and economic ones. How can we ensure that citizens reach their potential for self-fulfilment and make a contribution to society? How can we ensure that educational opportunities are attractive, interesting and available to all? How can we ensure that we have a well-educated, trained and adaptive workforce? Each chapter in the book explores a different facet of these important and fundamental questions.