|Date & Time:||June 22, 2017 6:00 pm|
|Venue:||Cushman & Wakefield|
The Lecture will be given by Professor Becky Francis, Director of the Institute of Education, University College London.
Professor Francis has held the position of Director of UCL Institute of Education since July 2016. She is a leading academic with leadership experience in the private and third education sectors as well as in academia. Her research has focused on social identities and educational inequalities. She has recently combined education policy work with her academic career. In 2015 she was appointed Standing Advisor to the Education Select Committee and provides a wide range of consultancy to Government and other stakeholder organisations.
Professor Francis’s policy research and analysis includes her recent influential work on ‘Satisfactory’ schools and on Academies. Her academic publications centre on social identities (gender, ‘race’ and social class) in educational contexts, social identity and educational achievement, and feminist theory. Prior to joining King’s College London in 2012, Professor Francis was Director of the Pearson Think Tank, Pearson PlC and Director of Education, The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (The RSA).
A drinks reception will follow the lecture at 7.30pm.
Co-Sponsor: Woodford Investment Management
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