Crick Centre director appointed to major advisory role in the House of Lords

Matt FlindersCongratulations to Professor Matthew Flinders, Director of our Sir Bernard Crick Centre - Matthew has been appointed Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Participation.

Matthew will advise the new cross-party committee, which has been established to undertake a major review of citizenship in the 21st century and how people might be encouraged to play a greater role in civic life.

A Call for Evidence has just been published and the committee plans to publish a final report with recommendations next March.

Matthew said of his appointment: “There has arguably never been a more important time to reflect upon the nature of citizenship and civic life in the United Kingdom. It is almost 20 years since Sir Bernard Crick published his path-breaking report on citizenship education and it is therefore fitting that the Sir Bernard Crick Centre is now supporting this important parliamentary committee.”

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, the Committee’s Chairman, said: “We are delighted that Professor Flinders has agreed to act as our Specialist Adviser. I am sure the Committee will benefit greatly from his wide knowledge and experience.”

Find out more about the work of the Committee Matthew will be advising.