Looking ahead to an upcoming general election, the summit on Thursday makes the case for putting educational reform at the heart of future British politics.
Taking place entirely in-person at The News Building, London, the summit will address the state of British education from four critical angles: business, social mobility, science and technology, and politics.
Drawing on the findings from The Times Education Commission, as well as an exclusive survey of businesses commissioned by PwC and new public opinion research by Public First, this event will serve as an essential forum for inter-industry experts to discuss the direction of education.
The audience will hear from educational leaders, including Robert Halfon MP, minister of state for the Department of Education (minister for skills, apprenticeships and higher education); Priya Lakhani OBE, founder and ceo, CENTURY Tech, and Bridget Phillipson MP, shadow secretary of state for education.
Rachel Sylvester, chair of The Times Education Commission, will open the summit with a welcome talk, alongside Tony Gallagher, editor of The Times, before the event proceeds with a number of panel discussions, fireside chats and keynote addresses.
Rachel Sylvester commented: “I’m thrilled that so many fascinating and influential speakers have agreed to join the second Times Education Summit, which promises to be a fantastic day.
“The Times Education Commission has already set the agenda at Westminster, with politicians from all parties picking up our recommendations. I hope the summit can put education back at the top of the political agenda, where it deserves to be ahead of the general election.”
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