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Making higher education policy: a case study in governments at their best and worst

Guy’s Campus, London

19 Mar alison-wolf Part of King's Lectures: A theme in three acts

British universities tend to believe that autonomy is central to their history and key to their success. But while tensions between universities and central government are central to the history of universities, governments have always, all over the world, been deeply involved in their creation and development. In this lecture, Professor Wolf will discuss this chequered history and what it teaches us about how to make policy – and how not to.

The King's Lecture

The second in a series of three lectures by Professor Alison Wolf (Baroness Wolf of Dulwich CBE). Professor Wolf is the Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management in King’s Business School and directs the International Centre for University Policy Research within King’s Policy Institute.

Professor Wolf studied at the universities of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) and Oxford; and has taught at the Catholic University of America, George Washington University, the Institute of Education (University of London), and Columbia University as well as at King’s. She has advised the House of Commons Education Committee, authored the Wolf Review of Vocational Education for the 2010 coalition government, and served as a panel member for the Review of Post-18 Education and Finance headed by Philip Augar. She sits in the House of Lords as a cross-bench peer.   Her books include: Does Education Matter? Myths about education and economic growth.

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