Higher Education - Past, Present and Future

with Sir Michael Barber, Chair, Office for Students

Thursday 4 October 2018, 6.30pm, Firth Hall, Firth Court, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN

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This year, 2018, is the 100th anniversary of the Fisher Education Act which raised the school leaving age and developed tertiary education.  Herbert Fisher, proponent of The Act was Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sheffield from 1913 - 1917.

To mark the occasion, Sir Michael Barber will speak about the Fisher Act and vision of Higher Education 100 years ago, and after he has spoken, a panel will be formed to join Sir Michael to debate the future of Higher Education.  The panel will consist of Sir Michael Barber, The Rt Hon Lord Blunkett, Shakira Martin - NUS President, and Harry Anderson - Policy Adviser (Higher Education) at the CBI.