San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Every year at the University of Bedfordshire we aim to assemble a range of diverse and high-profile speakers for our Vice Chancellor’s Public Policy Lecture Series, and 2016-17 is no exception.
On 1st December the Vice Chancellor welcomes Baroness Estelle Morris of Yardley, former Secretary of State for Education and Skills, and current member of the House of Lords, to speak at our Bedford campus on the topic of - 'What should a Civic University look like now?'
Vice Chancellor’s Public Policy Lectures are designed to improve the public understanding of politics, to foster debate on current affairs and to encourage our students to consider taking an active role in politics in their future lives through giving them access to the insights of current and former public servants who are world-class experts in their field.
Drawing on a career spent working in education, Estelle brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the University.
Estelle started her career in education as a teacher in an inner city multiracial comprehensive school where she taught for 18 years. In 1992 she entered Parliament and in 2001 became the Secretary of State for Education and Skills. She followed this with 2 years as a Minister at the Department of Culture Media and Sport and left Parliament in 2005.
Since then she has combined a career that includes senior posts both in education and the arts as well as being a member of the House of Lords.
She now works at the Institute of Effective Education which aims to transform the relationship between education research and practice so that policy making and teaching can become more evidence based.
She is a trustee of the National Poetry Archive and chairs the Council at Goldsmiths College. She is a regular contributor to Guardian Education.
We look forward to seeing you there.
17.30 Arrival, tea and coffee, Gateway foyer
18.00 Lecture commences, GO.11/12
After the lecture Drinks and canapés, Gateway foyer