Living with the Coalition
How will the policies and practice of the new Coalition government affect key areas of public life in the UK?
Four speakers explored the intentions, tensions and impact of the government in areas of major interest to members of the College, the University, and society at large.
Previous governmental alliances in Britain have either been founded on crisis or a gentlemanly agreement not to address the questions that divided the parties. The Lib-Con agreement of 2010 was born of different circumstances. Its consequences for health, justice, education, and the university sector werethe subject of the 2011 lectures.
Monday 17 January 2011
Professor Sir John Tooke, Vice-Provost for Health and Human Sciences and Head of the Medical School at University College London, examined the implications for the Health system.
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Monday 31 January 2011
Professor Dame Hazel Genn, Dean of Law and Professor of Socio-Legal Studies at University College London, spoke about the Justice system.
Monday 7 February 2011
Professor David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, member of the Browne review of university funding and former Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, discussed the university perspective.
Monday 14 February 2011
Professor Chris Husbands, Director of the Institute of Education, University of London talked about schools.