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Higher Education and the Question of Conscience

Skeel Lecture Theatre, People’s Palace, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary, University of London, E1 4NS
27 October 2010 18:00-20:00

The Fifth Drapers’ Lecture will be given by Professor Sir David Watson. In his lecture David Watson will examine the origins, nature, development and plausibility of the claims made by higher education institutions to transform the lives of their student participants, not least in the sphere of personal responsibility.

David Watson is an historian and Professor of Higher Education Management at the Institute of Education, University of London. He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Brighton between 1990 and 2005. His most recent books are Managing Civic and Community Engagement (2007), The Dearing Report: ten years on (2007), and The Question of Morale: managing happiness and unhappiness in university life (2009). In October 2010 he will take up his new post as Principal of Green Templeton College, Oxford.


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