The Priestley Lecture: 23rd January 2013 18th December 2012 Jubilee Centre

"Why the development of character is more important than exam results in schools"

Speaker Dr Anthony Seldon is Britain’s best known Headmaster and is the acclaimed biographer of recent prime ministers and author of 30 books on contemporary history and policy. 

He became the Master of Wellington College in 2006, and before that had been head of Brighton College. He has been regularly asked to advise government on education and history, is the founder (with Lord Layard and Geoff Mulgan) of the national body, Action for Happiness, launched in April 2011, and is the historian to 10 Downing Street. He is a regular contributor to many national newspapers and frequently appears on television and radio.


5.15pm Lecture by Dr Anthony Seldon

6.15pm Question and answer session

6.45pm Drinks to be served in the Foyer, School of Education

Registration is essential, please complete our online Booking Form

Cost: Free of Charge but registration essential

Sir Raymond Priestley was the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Birmingham from 1938 to 1952. He was a great supporter of the education of teachers and in 1959 it was decided to name this annual lecture after him.

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