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Perspectives on Education

A new series of seminars organised by the British Academy

The purpose of the series is to provide a forum for discussion about topical issues across the spectrum of education policy and practice in the UK. It is aimed at policymakers, practitioners and academics.

Forthcoming events

The next seminar in the series will be held in the Autumn - check back here for further information.

The most recent event in July 2015 was chaired by BBC Education Correspondant Sean Coughlan and looked at the differences between HE and FE, and how policy affects each differently.

Read a blog about this event from Sean Coughlan

Past events

We began this series in March 2015, with a lunchtime seminar on ‘Careers in Academia’ which explored how researchers build careers in academia, the challenges they face, and perhaps most importantly, what the career expectations might be of those choosing to pursue higher academic qualifications.

Read a blog about this event from Professor Roger Kain FBA

The second event in April 2015 was titled ‘Diverse and Disparate: regulation, accountability and market forces in education’ and compared insights from schools to higher education on new systems of regulation.

Read a blog about this event from Professor Stephen Ball FBA