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The next public lecture will be given by Professor Roger Brown, former Vice-Chancellor of Southampton Solent University and prominent commentator on educational policy.

The lecture, What do we do about rising inequality? will address the causes and effects of rising inequality and how we know about it. Topics that will be discussed include:-

- What do we know about rising inequality?

-  What are its effects?

- What are the causes?

- What do we do about it?

- How far will the policies of the Government address these issues?

Refreshments and buffet are available from 6.30pm, for a 7pm start. After the lecture there will be a chance to network over wine and cheese.

More about Professor Roger Brown

Professor Roger Brown is Emeritus Professor of Higher Education Policy at Liverpool Hope University. He was previously Vice-Chancellor of Southampton Solent University, Chief Executive of the Higher Education Quality Council, Chief Executive of the Committee of Directors of Polytechnics, and Secretary of the Polytechnics and Colleges Funding Council. Before that he was a senior civil servant at the Department of Trade and Industry and an administrator with the Inner London Education Authority.

Professor Brown has served on many national committees and boards. He has written four books and many articles and lectures on different aspects of higher education. His most recent book Everything for Sale? The Marketisation of UK Higher Education 1980-2012 (with Helen Carasso) was published by Routledge and SRHE in 2013. He has been a Visiting Professor or equivalent at ten universities.

He is the Chair of Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, Eastleigh. He was elected a Life Vice-President of the Society for Research in Higher Education in 2007 and an Honorary Fellow of the Association of University Administrators in 2010. He has Honorary Degrees from Southampton Solent University, the University of Southampton, Liverpool Hope University and the University of West London. He received the Times Higher Education Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013. He is an international authority on the application of market-based policies to higher education.


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