The Priestley Lecture
- Research, Social Sciences, Students
Registration is essential, please register online for this event. Alternatively if you would like further details please contact Caroline Baxter.
Caroline Baxter, PA to Head of School
Tel:. 0121 414 4831
(Please note the venue for this event has been changed from Room G39 to the Vaughan Jeffrey's Lecture Theatre. This is still within the School of Education)
Why the development of character is more important than exam results in schools
Speaker Dr Anthony Seldon is Britain’s best known Headmaster and is the acclaimed biographer of recent prime ministers and author of 30 books on contemporary history and policy.
He became the Master of Wellington College in 2006, and before that had been head of Brighton College. He has been regularly asked to advise government on education and history, is the founder (with Lord Layard and Geoff Mulgan) of the national body, Action for Happiness, launched in April 2011, and is the historian to 10 Downing Street. He is a regular contributor to many national newspapers and frequently appears on television and radio.
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Cost: Free of Charge but registration essential
Sir Raymond Priestley was the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Birmingham from 1938 to 1952. He was a great supporter of the education of teachers and in 1959 it was decided to name this annual lecture after him.