On Thursday 10th March I will be introducing a discussion about my essay, The Liberating Power of Education, at the East Midlands Salon in Derby. Start time: 18.30 (for 19.00) in the Brunswick Inn, 1 Railway Terrace, Derby DE1 2RU Tickets (£3 plus booking fee) on Eventbrite.
I spoke on the Reimagining schools panel at the Battle of Ideas festival, which took place in Westminster on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th October. My introductory comments are reproduced below: Pandemic or no pandemic, I think it’s always worth asking could schools be done differently? Could be they be done better? There’s still plenty of scope to experiment – […]
Lockdown has thrown many aspects of school life into question, from classroom-based teaching to formal exams. Education and technology expert Joysy John spoke for many when she said: ‘Covid-19 has exposed these fault lines in our education system, but perhaps now we have an opportunity to reimagine what education might look like as we rebuild after the pandemic.’ What should […]
This week I was delighted to give Derby University’s 4th Annual Education Studies Lecture and help launch their new history of education module. History was dropped from many degree courses in the 1980s, so it’s great to see it making a comeback at Derby. It was an honour to talk to first year students at the beginning of their studies, […]
Tuesday 12th May, 8-9pm BST As a lockdown experiment, I’m giving an online version of my introduction to the history of education. 1500 years in 40 minutes, covering the evolution of schools in England from the first grammar school to the beginnings of the state system. It will explain the profound impact that events such as the Black Death, the […]