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