Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Guest Lecture: English Universities in Crisis: Politics, Markets and Zombies, Dr Heather Savigny

07 March 2012 | 3:30pm | Seminar

11.14 Social Sciences Building

The Centre for British Politics is pleased to invite you to a guest lecture by Dr Heather Savigny, Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia.

Dr Savigny has provided the following synopsis of her talk:

The higher education system is in crisis.  While the historical roots to this may lie in the neoliberal agenda pursued by successive governments, it is perhaps timely to ask, not only what is a University for? But how can we make a University a ‘good place’ to be? Can it be one which represents the myriad interests in society, not just the sectional few?  Scratch beneath the surface of this crisis and the story is even more apocalyptic.  Especially if you are a woman, or friends with one, or just someone who believes in equal rights. This paper looks at some current activist responses to the questions posed above.  It also suggests that talking about the way in which gender inequality is institutionalised is profoundly linked to conversations about what higher education is, and what we want it to be.

All are welcome to attend.

Location Details

11.14 Social Sciences Building

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