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The Chartered College of Teaching: Learning without Limits.

School of Education (Building R19), Vaughan Jefferys Lecture Theatre
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
Tuesday 28th March 2017 (17:15-18:15)
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Caroline Baxter, PA to Head of School
Tel: 0121 414 4831



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Dame Alison Peacock

We are pleased to announce that the speaker at the 2017 Priestley Lecture will be Professor Dame Alison Margaret Peacock.


Professor Dame Alison Margaret Peacock, DBE, DL, DLitt, FRSA, MEd, BA is a British educator, columnist, and a co-author of Creating Learning without Limits. Dame Alison is the inaugural Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, taking up the post full time in January 2017. She is a trustee of Teach First, the Open Futures Trust, and the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors. She is also a member of the Headteacher Board for the North West London and South Central Regional Schools Commissioner. She serves as the Executive Headteacher of Wroxham Teaching School, and is a columnist for The Times Educational Supplement. 


Vaughan Jeffreys Lecture Theatre, School of Education


17:15 - 18:15

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session

Please register online if you wish to attend.

If you have any access requirements, please contact Caroline Baxter, PA to Head of School (

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.

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