|29 Nov 2011||5:00pm - 7:00pm||Room 3, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill Lane, Cambridge|
CRASSH 10th Anniversary Lecture Series: The Idea of the University
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Professor Simon Schaffer will unfortunately no longer deliver this lecture. The final lecture of the Idea of the University series will be delivered by Simon Szreter (Professor of History and Public Policy, University of Cambridge).
In this lecture I will offer a critique of the three key policy terms in the recent Government White Paper, which are 'competition', 'choice' and 'access'. I will argue that these are fundamentally misleading terms, a set of Trojan Horses in the discourse. Instead the Idea of a University in a democratic society should be discussed in our public discourse in terms of rivalry, diversity and equality of opportunity.
Further lectures in the series:
Simon Szreter is the UK’s first Professor of History and Public Policy, a Chair he holds in the History Faculty at Cambridge and he is a Fellow of St John’s College. He was the co-founder in 2002 of History and Policy and is editor of its website www.historyandpolicy.org. His teaching and research interests are focused on demographic, medical, economic and social history and the relationship between history and policy.