Saturday 26 November at 10.00 a.m.
Venue: Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
The Research Assessment Exercise, corporate sponsorship, ‘impact’, the Browne Report, a 200 per cent increase in tuition fees, the introduction of private universities, budget cuts: we are living through a period of rapid and sweeping change in higher education. How have the changes come about? Where do they leave us, and what will the landscape of higher education look like in the future? What do the changes mean for our idea of the university and what it is for?
‘Universities under Attack’ gathers an array of distinguished of speakers to discuss the state of higher education and to address perhaps the most urgent question of all: how should we respond?
This event is free and open to all, but space is limited - please reserve your place below.
- 10 a.m. ‘Universities in a Corporate World’.
Simon Head (Oxford and New York University), Howard Hotson (Oxford), Tim Horder (editor, Oxford Magazine), Michael Wood (Princeton).
- 11.30 a.m. Coffee
- 12 noon ‘What Kind of University?’
Stefan Collini (Cambridge), Peter Scott (Institute of Education), Helena Kennedy QC (Oxford), Paul Flather (Europaeum and Oxford).
- 1.30 p.m. Lunch
- 2.30 p.m. ‘Academic Labour as a Factor of Production: Hefce and Research Assessment’.
Matthew Feldman (Northampton), Rachel Malik (formerly of Middlesex University), Paola Mattei (Oxford), Ann Mroz (editor, Times Higher Education).
- 4 p.m. Coffee
- 4.30 p.m. ‘Beyond the White Paper: What Is to Be Done?’
Terence Kealey (Buckingham), Keith Thomas (Oxford), Susan Wright (University of Aarhus), Peter Scott (Institute of Education).