THE UNIVERSITY OF BUCKINGHAM

2 days / 60 speakers
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26 – 27 June 2019
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Speakers 2019

The 4th annual Festival of Higher Education at Buckingham brings the leading minds from the education sector together to dissect the major issues facing HE. Join us as we navigate a sector that is evolving like never before:

Themes across the two days include:

• The future of HE • Q and A sessions with the Universities Minister and Ofsted Chief Inspector • Mental health and wellbeing in education • Widening participation in universities • The HE sector post-Brexit • Fair and transparent admissions • Freedom of speech • The role of an Arts curriculum • Decolonising the curriculum • Alternative routes and delivery modes
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Sir Anthony Seldon

Sir Anthony Seldon

Vice-Chancellor, University of Buckingham.
Author, political commentator and contemporary historian.

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Chris Skidmore MP

Chris Skidmore MP

Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation

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Joseph E Aoun

President of Northeastern University

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Michael Ignatieff

Michael Ignatieff

President and Rector of the Central European University (CEU)

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Mary Curnock Cook OBE

Mary Curnock Cook OBE

Independent Educationalist, Chief Executive of UCAS from 2010 to 2017

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Amanda Spielman

Amanda Spielman

HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills & former Chair of Ofqual

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Sir Michael Barber

Sir Michael Barber

Chair, Office for Students, the higher education regulator for England

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Sir Anton Muscatelli

Sir Anton Muscatelli

Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Glasgow

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Claire Fox

Claire Fox

Director, Academy of Ideas

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Alistair Jarvis

Alistair Jarvis

Chief Executive, Universities UK

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Richard Eyre

Richard Eyre

The Brilliant Club, Chief Programmes Officer

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Trevor Phillips OBE

Trevor Phillips OBE

Writer and Television Producer. Founding chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission

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Rt Hon David Laws

Rt Hon David Laws

Executive Chairman Education Policy Institute

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Euan Blair

Euan Blair

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer of WhiteHat

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Anne-Marie Canning MBE

Anne-Marie Canning MBE

Director of Social Mobility and Student Success, King’s College London

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Nick Hillman

Nick Hillman

Director of HEPI

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Emran Mian

Emran Mian

Interim Director General, Strategy and International, Department of Education

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Lord Kerslake

Lord Kerslake

Chair of Peabody, London Collective Investment Vehicle (London CIV), and the Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS), President of the Local Government Association,

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Joanna Williams

Dr Joanna Williams

Head of Education and Culture at Policy Exchange and Associate Editor of Spiked

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Dr Esyin Chew

Dr Esyin Chew

Founder of the EUREKA Robotics Lab at Cardiff Metropolitan University

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Natasha Devon

Natasha Devon MBE

Writer and activist.

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Chris Millward

Chris Millward

Director for Fair Access and Participation in the Office for Students (OfS).

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David Hawkins

David Hawkins

Experienced College and University Guidance Counsellor

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Sir Mike Tomlinson

Sir Mike Tomlinson CBE

HM Chief Inspector and Head of OFSTED from 2000 to 2002. Chair of the Learning Trust from 2002 to 2007

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Jim Kinight, The Rt Hon Lord Knight of Weymouth

Lord Jim Knight

Chief Education and External Officer at TES Global Ltd. Educationalist and Legislator

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Dr Fiona Aldridge

Dr Fiona Aldridge

Director for Policy and Research at Learning and Work Institute

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Martin Mills

Professor Martin Mills

Professor of Education and Director of the Centre for Teachers and Teaching Research at the Institute of Education, UCL.

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Michelle Morgan

Dr Michelle Morgan

Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the Student Experience in the Faculty of Media and Communications at Bournemouth University

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Barnaby Lenon

Barnaby Lenon

Dean of the School of Education, the University of Buckingham

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Maggie Galliers

Maggie Galliers CBE

Chair of the Learning and Work Institute Board

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Dr Rosemary Sage

Dr Rosemary Sage

Ed.D Programme Lead, School of Education, the University of Buckingham

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Ella Whelan

Ella Whelan

Freelance journalist, commentator and author of What Women Want: Fun, Freedom and an End to Feminism.

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Chris Ramsey

Chris Ramsey

Headmaster of Whitgift School

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Mike Nicholson

Mike Nicholson

Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach, University of Bath

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Sinéad Mc Brearty

Sinéad Mc Brearty

CEO of Education Support Partnership

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Kamaldeep Bhui CBE

Kamaldeep Bhui CBE

Professor of Cultural Psychiatry & Epidemiology & Hon. Consultant Psychiatrist Centre Lead

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Dr Mary Bousted

Dr Mary Bousted

Joint general secretary of the National Education Union

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Jacqui O’Hanlon

Jacqui O’Hanlon

Director of Education for the Royal Shakespeare Company

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Julian Chaudhuri

Julian Chaudhuri

Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Education and Student Experience, University of Plymouth

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Rachel Wolf

Rachel Wolf

Consultant for Public First

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Jane Baker

Jane Baker

Director of Higher Education Qualifications, Pearson

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Paul Feldman

Paul Feldman

Chief Executive, JISC

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Jane Robinson

Jane Robinson

Dean of Place, Newcastle University

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Helen Pluckrose

Helen Pluckrose

Editor of Areo Magazine

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Dr Gary Gates

Dr Gary Gates

Senior Vice President Global Business, Pearson

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Dr Dominique Thompson

Dr Dominique Thompson

Founder of Buzz Consulting, GP and Member of UK Mental Health Task Group

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Dr Kim Orton


Dr Kim Orton

Research Officer, Practitioner Doctoral Studies at the University of Buckingham

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Alex Standish

Alex Standish

Senior Lecturer in Geography PGCE Course Leader, UCL Institute of Education

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Katherine Everest

Katherine Everest

Rotational Degree Apprentice studying for the Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship at Pearson College

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Dr Luke Sage


Dr Luke Sage

Chartered Psychologist and Director of the BSc in Sport & Exercise Psychology Programme at Coventry University

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Dr Meera Sabaratnam


Dr Meera Sabaratnam

SOAS, University of London

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Professor Liz Barnes


Professor Liz Barnes

Vice Chancellor, Staffordshire University

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Dr Nisreen Ameen


Dr Nisreen Ameen

Lecturer in Information Technology Management, Queen Mary University of London

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Andrew Jack


Andrew Jack

Global Education Editor for the Financial Times

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Kate Greig


Kate Greig

Executive Headteacher, King Ethelbert School, Kent

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Sarah Fletcher


Sarah Fletcher

Headteacher, St Paul’s School for Girls

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Harin Sellahewa


Dr Harin Sellahewa

Interim Dean School of Computing, University of Buckingham

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Susan Edwards


Professor Susan Edwards

Head of External Affairs, University of Buckingham

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Andy Westwood


Andy Westwood

Professor of Government Practice and Vice Dean for Social Responsibility in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Manchester.

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Maeve Cohen


Maeve Cohen

Director of Rethinking Economics

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Geoff Walton


Geoff Walton

Senior Lecturer in Information and Communications, Manchester Metropolitan University

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Gianfranco Polizzi


Gianfranco Polizzi

PhD Researcher, London School of Economics

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Matthew Broome


Matthew Broome

Chair in Psychiatry & Youth Mental Health, Director of the Institute for Mental Health, Fellow for the Institute for Global Innovation at the University of Birmingham

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Emily McIntosh


Dr Emily McIntosh

Director of Student Life at the University of Bolton

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Tom Slater


Tom Slater

Deputy Editor of Online Magazine, Spiked

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Emily Scott


Emily Scott

Head of Service Development and Strategic Initiatives at Pearson

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Rod Bristow


Rod Bristow

President, UK & Core at Pearson

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Professor Dan Herbert


Professor Dan Herbert

Director of Education for Birmingham Business School at the University of Birmingham

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Johnny Rich


Johnny Rich

Chief Executive, Push (an outreach organisation) and the Engineering Professors’ Council

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Adam Tickell


Adam Tickell

Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Sussex

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Dr Ishan Cader


Dr Ishan Cader

Higher Education Development Coordinator, Morley College London

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Fiona Johnston


Fiona Johnston

Director of Operations, UCAS

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Adebayo Odusola


Adebayo Odusola

Executive Programme Director, Debate Mate

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Festival of Higher Education

26- 27 June 2019

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