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NMITE and the Political Economy of Higher Education – Jesse Norman

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Tuesday, 4 July, 2023
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15:00 to 16:00
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NMITE and the Political Economy of Higher Education

Throughout its history UK Higher Education has rarely been out of the headlines. Today, it is assailed by public concerns about value for money, league tables, inclusivity, changes in technology and the nature of work. At a deeper level, there is basic disagreement about its very worth and purpose.

But one thing is clear:  the need for innovation in higher education has never been greater. In his Parliamentary Lecture, former NIESR trustee and governor Rt Hon Jesse Norman MP makes the case for change, and a renewed vision of HE itself, with particular reference to a radically innovative university project in Hereford, the New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering

About the Speaker

Jesse has been a Governor of NIESR since 2014.  He has an MPhil and PhD in philosophy from University College London, and is an Honorary Research Fellow at St Andrews and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He has written extensively on political economy.  His books include works on Edmund Burke (2013) and Adam Smith (2018), and most recently a C17th historical novel based on the bitter rivalry between Francis Bacon and Edward Coke entitled The Winding Stair, to be published in June.

Jesse has been the MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire since 2010.

About the Lecture 

NIESR's Parliamentary Lecture was established with the aim to increase NIESR’s engagement with politicians and policy-makers across Westminster and Whitehall. The first lecture of the series was given in 2021, by Jon Cruddas, the Labour Member of Parliament for Dagenham and Rainham, on 'Labour Regulation and Productivity since the War'
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4 July 2023
15:00 - 16:00
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National Institute of Economic and Social Research


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