To mark the 150th Anniversary of universal state education we hosted a unique gathering of former Secretaries of State for Education to reflect on past successes of education, the unintended consequences of past policy, and to envision what still remains to be done.


Hosted by Branwen Jefferys, education correspondent for BBC News, the groups discussed their ‘Lessons Learned – The reflections of 12 former Secretaries of State’, in what are important and candid reflections on their time in office.


In this session you hear Baron Kenneth Clarke, Ruth Kelly, Baroness Nicky Morgan and The Rt Hon Damian Hinds discussing:


‘As a starting point, we are asking about purposes of education beyond employability, and whether education policy can really impact on developing character, values and wellbeing?’

To watch our other past events, click here.

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