The Priestley Lecture: 23rd January 2013 24th January 2013 Character Education Jubilee Centre

Dr Anthony Seldon, last night delivered the University of Birmingham's annual Priestley Lecture entitled  "Why the development of character is more important than exam results in schools". Dr Seldon asserts that academic attainment is a natural result in schools which have a focus on engendering good character amongst pupils.

Dr Seldon's comments have been publicised in the national press, we have included a selection of the articles below.                        

 A full transcript of the speech is available here to (479kb)



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