We are delighted to be participating at this year’s Hay Festival.
Project co-lead, Karen Usher, will be sharing the stage on Sunday May 23rd at 7pm with leading academics to discuss if universities today are fit for purpose.
More and more people are going to university than ever before – and many are paying to do so. But are the institutions ‘fit for purpose’? Joining Karen Usher to discuss this will be Peter Horrocks, the new Vice Chancellor of the Open University; AC Grayling, Master of the New College of Humanities in London and Sarah Churchwell of University of East Anglia. The event is sold out.
Another session that will be of interest takes places at 4pm on Tuesday, 26 May. Senior figures from Tata, Cardiff University and the Government’s chief advisor on Innovation will debate how we can ensure that we provide young people today with the necessary skills to deal with the rapid developments in engineering. As we go to press, tickets are still available for this session.