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Liberal Arts

The Future of Liberal Arts


One day symposium
King’s College London
14 October 2014
Co-convenors:  Martin Robinson and Dr Aaron Rosen                                
Location: The Council Room, Strand Campus (near the chapel)             http://www.kingsvenues.com/Weddings/Strand/Council-Room.aspx

Preliminary schedule


9.30 - 9.45                                              
Welcome from Dr Aaron Rosen
9.45 - 10.00 Opening address by Martin Robinson 
10.00 - 11.00 Student roundtable
11.00 - 12.00

Panel discussion on 'The International Context' 

Chair:   Dr Erika Balsom (KCL)

Panelists:

Fr Feidhlimidh Magennis (St Mary's University College, Belfast)

Dr Volker Balli (Leuphana Universität, Lüneburg, Germany)

Dr Theron Schmidt (KCL)

Dr Emily Pillinger (KCL)

Professor Phil Deans (Richmond)

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch 
13.00 - 13.45 Professor Frank Furedi,  'Why Liberal Education Matters'
14.00 - 14.45

Liberal Arts and School Examinations discussion on 'Are GCSEs and A levels sufficient for schools that wish to pursue a liberal arts curriculum?' 

Chair: Martin Robinson

Panelists:

Tony Sewell Generating Genius

Dr. John Taylor (Head of Philosophy and Director of Critical Skills, Rugby; Edexcel EPQ Chief Examiner)

Amanda Spielman (Chair of Ofqual)

Tricia Kelleher (Stephen Perse Foundation)

14.45 - 15.00 Tea break 
15.00 - 16.00

Panel discussion on 'The Liberal Arts and Universities' 

Chair:   Dr James Bjork (KCL)

Panelists:

Professor Russel Goulbourne (Dean of The Faculty)

Dr Mike Dobson (University of Exeter)

Carl Gombrich (UCL)

Professor Nigel Tubbs (Winchester)

Dr Eryl Price-Davies (Imperial)

16.00 - 17.00

Panel discussion on 'The Liberal Arts and Schools' 

Chair :   Claire Fox (Director of the Institute of Ideas)

Panelists:

Eddie Playfair (Principal, Newham Sixth Form College)

Tom Sherrington (Headteacher, Highbury Grove School)

Stuart Lock (Deputy Headteacher, Essex)

Hywel Jones (Headteacher, West London Free School)

17.10 - 18.10

Marc Sidwell on 'The History of the Liberal Arts' 

18.10 - 19.30 Drinks reception
19.30 - 21.00

Nick Pearce IPPR Introducing Dr. Jesse Norman MP

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