Engines of Privilege: Britain's private school problem

Hosted by the International Inequalities Institute

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building


Professor Francis Green

Professor Francis Green

Professor David Kynaston

Professor David Kynaston

Dr Luna Glucksberg

Dr Luna Glucksberg



Dr Sam Friedman

Dr Sam Friedman

A rigorous, compelling and balanced examination of the British private school system and the lifetime of inequalities it entrenches. 

This event will see Francis Green and David Kynaston discuss their new book, Engines of Privilege: Britain's Private School Problem.

Francis Green is Professor of Work and Education Economics at the UCL Institute of Education.

David Kynaston is a historian and Visiting Professor at Kingston University.

Luna Glucksberg (@luna_inequality) is a researcher at the International Inequalities Institute, LSE.

Sam Friedman (@SamFriedmanSoc) is Associate Professor in Sociology, LSE.

The International Inequalities Institute (@LSEInequalities) at LSE brings together experts from many LSE departments and centres to lead critical and cutting edge research to understand why inequalities are escalating in numerous arenas across the world, and to develop critical tools to address these challenges. 

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Engines of Privilege: Britain's private school problem (pdf)

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