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A Shadow of Its Former Self? Robert Mugabe and Zimbabwe's Education System

Peter Godwin, Baroness Bonham Carter
Thursday 9th June 2011 at 6.00pm, Alumni Theatre

Expansion of Zimbabwe's education system was a 'flag-ship' policy for the ZANU-PF government in the 1980s and 1990s. This was expressly designed to address the previous regime's limited provision of education, and led to Zimbabwe having one of the highest rates of adult literacy (90%) in Africa. Peter Godwin will discuss the impact of economic and political turmoil since 2000 on the provision of education, and domestic and international efforts to support its reconstruction.




Peter Godwin is an award winning foreign correspondent, author, documentary-maker and screenwriter.


Baroness Bonham Carter is Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Policy Committee on Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport







Council for Assistance of Refugee Academics (CARA)

CARA was established in 1933 in response to the persecution of academics across Europe by fascist regimes. It was founded as the 'Academic Assistance Council'  to help the thousands of Jewish academics dismissed from universities and unable to continue their work.



The event will be followed by a reception (7.30pm – 9.00pm): NAB 8th Floor.

RSVP: Council for Assistance of Refugee Academics (CARA)


ADMISSION IS FREE, but donations welcome on the door, towards CARA's work supporting Zimbabwean academics and the re building of the higher education system in Zimbabwe


Public Lecture


Thursday 9th June 2011
at 6.00pm
Alumni Theatre

New Academic Building, Lower Ground Floor (LG.09)
London School of Economics