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27th November 2017

Exeter hosts Education and Equality Symposium


David Norgrove talks about the future of Higher Education

On Saturday 25 November Cohen Quad played host to the College’s annual symposium, this year focussed on Education and Equality. The sessions were met with great enthusiasm and prompted much discussion and debate over the course of the day.

Exeter College’s Jackson Fellow, Christina De Bellaigue, opened the day with a fascinating summary of equality and education (or perhaps more pertinently, lack of) during the 1800s. Sir David Norgrove (1967, Modern History) spoke candidly about the future of Higher Education and Fiona Boulton (1985, PGCE) shed light on the transition from secondary to tertiary education. Chris Ballinger’s session on Oxford admissions proved very popular and topical following David Lammy’s recent damning report, and the day was wrapped up in an inspiring and positive fashion by Naomi Kellman (2008, Lincoln) who founded Target Oxbridge, which encourages and helps black students and students of mixed race backgrounds to apply to Oxford and Cambridge.

To view all of the photos from the symposium click here.

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