This Friday, 5 October, Wolfson Fellow Professor Susan Robertson will be speaking on the topic, 'Why education as a Societal Good matters'. This event, which takes place in the Gatsby Room of the Chancellor's Centre at 18.00, is an opportunity for those with an interest in educational studies to meet other College members for introductions and discussions.
Dr Steve Watson ways, "I very much hope will be the first event for a new Wolfson College Education Society. I imagine a series of internally and externally-motivated interventions, provocations, aggregations and disseminations along the theme of education."
Professor Robertson became a Fellow of Wolfson College in 2017. She is a Professor of Sociology of Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, where her research focuses on education in a political context, including how education has developed to help service the economy, the commercialisation of education, and the role of for-profit companies in the education sector. Her research has been funded by a variety of bodies, including the ESRC, the European Commission, and Open Society Foundations, and she was senior expert advisor for the European Commission's DG Education and Culture.*
Members wishing to attend Formal Hall after the event should write ‘education’ in the appropriate field on the booking form, so that catering staff can help congregate attendees for further discussion over dinner.
* From the Centre for Science and Policy