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Shaping Higher Education Fifty Years After Robbins: what views to the future?

LSE Lionel Robbins Conference public discussion, in association with the LSE Institute of Public Affairs

Date: Tuesday 22 October 2013 
Time: 5.30-7.15pm 
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Dr Bahram Bekhradnia, Rajay Naik, David Willetts MP
Chair: Professor Craig Calhoun

EVENT UPDATE: please note that this event will now begin at 5.30pm.

The panel will discuss different views about the future of higher education. This event concludes a one-day conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Robbins Report.

Bahram Bekhradnia is director of the Higher Education Policy Institute.

Rajay Naik is director of Government and External Affairs at the Open University.

David Willetts MP is minister for Universities & Science.

The Shaping higher education fifty years after Robbins conference is supported by the LSE Annual Fund.    

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSERobbins

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043. 


Shaping Higher Education: 50 years after Robbins (2014), a collection of edited transcripts from the first session of the conference, involving two of the original members of the Robbins Committee, together with some surrounding material, is available to download at the Department of Economics website. 


A copy of David Willetts' powerpoint presentation is available to download. Download 'ROBBINS REVISITED. Bigger and Better Higher Education' (pdf)

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