Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Politics and Education

The College community was represented at the recent Roscoe Lecture held in the prestigious St Georges Hall.

The speaker was Baroness Estelle Morris of Yardley, no stranger to Merseyside. Baroness Morris spoke on the topic "Politics and Education; An uneasy Couple?"

The talk considered the relationship between politics and schools and explored what a new settlement could look like. "Baroness Morris said that she would defend a strong relationship between the two, and felt equally strongly that the boundaries between the world of politics and schools are poorly defined and damage both areas of public life. The talk considered the relationship between politics and schools and explored what a new settlement could look like."

Speaking after the event Lewis Longman said “he was very impressed with the Lecture and particularly the comments that the Baroness made, about education being the most powerful influence in anyone's life”.

Lewis and Katy had the opportunity to chat with the Baroness after the event and both were impressed by “her friendliness and easy going manner”.

Estelle Morris, was particularly keen to meet Lewis, as during the Q&A session, hosted by Roger Phillips, Lewis received a spontaneous applause for his question to the Baroness, about equal opportunities in education for some sections of our society.

Speaking after the event Mr Hicks said, “a great evening for our students where they can hear first class debate from outstanding people who have made a difference to the society we live in” adding, “Lewis and Katy were excellent ambassadors for the college community”.

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