We are delighted to announce two great speakers: Diane Reay, Professor of Education at Cambridge University & Danny Dorling, Professor University of Oxford. Both speakers are passionate and informed critics of the current education system.
This Year's Conference
The conference is aimed at professionals with an interest in promoting fair access to education regardless of socio-economic background from Early Years to Further Education. If you are a parent, pupil, teacher, governor, university representatives, interest group, NGO or just passionate about education, this conference is for you.
This year’s meeting will be designed so that participants have prior notice of some of the questions to be discussed and so that the event will have a strong social media presence. We are doing this because we think it unlikely that any significant changes will be made unless there is a strong social movement supporting progressive reform and we intend the meeting to be a contribution to the building of such a movement.
History of the Network
In May 2014, an RSA London network on educational inequality convened a meeting in the Great Room to which we invited Pasi Sahlberg and Peter Mortimore. Our aim was to address inequality of outcome in the English education system. Both speakers gave inspiring and informative talks - you can wahtch them here & here.
The talks got a strong response from Fellows and since then we have held a number of network meetings in London. At these meetings we have become aware of the increasingly urgent need for a national discussion on education that includes the voice of parents, children and teachers who are increasingly concerned about the inequality and disorganisation of our entire education system from early years to tertiary provision.
The programme for the evening and some questions to consider to contribute towards discussion on the evening will be sent out prior to the event.
Any questions, please email John Bayley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: The RSA, The Great Room, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ