Vice Chancellor's Annual Lecture 2019

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G101, Campus Centre, Luton

University of Bedfordshire

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The Vice Chancellor proudly invites you to attend his seventh Annual Lecture: Universities in the age of populism and anti-intellectualism.

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The Vice Chancellor proudly invites you to attend his seventh Annual Lecture: Universities in the age of populism and anti-intellectualism.

In 2016, the year of the EU referendum, Oxford University Press named the term “post-truth” Word of the Year. In the years that followed, emotion, rather than evidence, appears to have swayed public debate and set political agendas. But what does this mean for universities? As creators of knowledge and advocates of evidence-based approaches, is our very purpose under threat?

From Brexit to Trump, populism is on the rise.

In his annual lecture, Bill Rammell, Vice Chancellor of the University of Bedfordshire, will explore the rise of populism and its impact on universities and the principles of liberal education.

He will comment on the challenges facing universities today, outlining what universities need to do in order to be popular in the age of populism.

This lecture promises to be an engaging exploration of one of the biggest challenges of our time and is certainly not to be missed.

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17.30 Tea and coffee in Café Neo

18.00 Introduction

18.10 Lecture

18.50 Q&A

19.20 Drinks and light bites reception

20.00 Close

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G101, Campus Centre, Luton

University of Bedfordshire

University Square

Luton

LU1 3JU

United Kingdom

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