Saturday 26 November at 10 a.m.
Venue: Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, King's College London

The Research Assessment Exercise, corporate sponsorship, ‘impact’, the Browne Report, a 200 per cent increase in tuition fees, the introduction of private universities, budget cuts: we are living through a period of rapid and sweeping change in higher education. Where will the changes leave us, and what higher education come to look like? What do the changes mean for our idea of the university?

‘Universities under Attack’ gathers an array of speakers to discuss the state of higher education and to address the most urgent question of all: how should we respond?

This event is free and open to all, but space is limited - you can reserve your place here.

Programme:

  • 10 a.m. ‘What Kind of University?’Stefan Collini (Cambridge), Tim Horder (editor, Oxford Magazine), Peter Scott (Institute of Education).
  • 11.30 a.m. Coffee
  • 12 p.m. ‘Universities in a Corporate World’. Simon Head (Oxford and New York University), Howard Hotson (Oxford), Michael Wood (Princeton).
  • 1.30 p.m. Lunch
  • 2.30 p.m. ‘Academic Labour as a Factor of Production: Hefce and Research Assessment’.Matthew Feldman (Northampton), Rachel Malik (formerly of Middlesex University), Paola Mattei (Oxford), Ann Mroz (editor, Times Higher Education).
  • 4 p.m. Coffee
  • 4.30 p.m. ‘Beyond the White Paper: What Is to Be Done?’Terence Kealey (Buckingham), Keith Thomas (Oxford), Susan Wright (University of Aarhus).