Susan L Robertson to give the Caroline Benn Memorial Lecture 2015

“When private interests into public education simply do not go”

This year’s lecture will have an international perspective. It will look at why it is that education is not making the contribution that we would hope for towards more equal and democratic societies worldwide.

It will consider “consider three ways in which this is occurring in education: the deepening involvement of profit-making firms in education provision; the promotion of private interests in national and global education policy-making spaces; and the enclosure of political space that limits public scrutiny and accountability”.

Speaker: Professor Susan L Robertson, Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol.

The event will be held in the House of Commons on Tuesday 10th November at 6.00 pm. It is a free event but please book your place by e-mailing

Source: When private interests into public education simply do not go: The Caroline Benn Memorial Lecture 2015