How can education make the world more equitable?
Inequality in education didn’t start with the pandemic—but it’s more starkly obvious now than ever before. We’re bringing together education and inclusion experts to explore how to level the playing field for all.
Together with CAMFED (the Campaign for Female Education) and the University of Cambridge, we’re hosting a seminar at Jesus College, Cambridge on 7th October 2021.
The event will have a strong focus on the global challenges facing education today, considering the inequalities exposed by the pandemic. Held three weeks before COP26, a key theme of this event will be the link between girls’ education and climate change, as a global priority. You can register here to hold your place.
We’ll speak about keeping marginalized learners in education
We’ll be joined by our 2020 Education Development laureates: CAMFED Co-Executives Lucy Lake and Angeline Murimirwa. They’ll share what they’ve learned about getting—and keeping—girls in school with Julia Gillard AC, Chair of the Global Partnership for Education and 27th Prime Minister of Australia.
And we’ll host panels on opportunities and challenges in global education
Our sessions cover:
- inclusive education in the context of disruption exacerbated by the pandemic and climate change
- education and mental health in challenging times
- cross-sector support for global education
Our panels and keynotes will feature speakers including HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, Professor Pauline Rose of the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre at the University of Cambridge, and Professor Usha Goswami and Dr Erum Mariam, who are members of our Council of Luminaries.
We look forward to welcoming Lord Jo Johnson, Chair of Tes Global and former Minister of State for Higher Education, Alicia Herbert OBE, Special Envoy for Gender Equality and Director of Education at the FCDO and Gargee Ghosh, President of Global Policy & Advocacy, Gates Foundation. Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, former University of Cambridge Vice Chancellor and Board Director of the Yidan Prize Foundation, will give the closing remarks.
Sign up to attend our event
Register for the event here—it’ll only take a minute. We’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest plans, live-stream links, and opportunities to join us in person at Jesus College, Cambridge on the day.
Holly Ruffhead, REAL Centre Administrator,
On behalf of the conference organisers.
REAL Centre Administrator
University of Cambridge
Faculty of Education
184 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PQ