Britain’s got talent: how universities can maintain their world-leading reputation

Monday 27 November 2017 Jobs, Skills and Pay

Book launch for ‘A University Education’ by David Willetts

University education is both ancient and modern. While the history of British universities dates back many centuries, today they are at the forefront of a global talent content – seeking to attract the best students from around the world.

In his book A University Education, former Universities Minister and Executive Chair of the Resolution Foundation David Willetts traces the history of universities, their influence over our schools and colleges, and their value to wider society and Britain’s economic prospects.

At an event at the Resolution Foundation headquarters to launch his new book, David Willetts made the case for the further expansion of British universities, and how they will need to evolve if they are to maintain their world-leading reputation and provide the skills and talent that Britain needs to thrive. He was joined by leading experts Robert Halfon MP and Nicola Dandridge CBE. An audience Q&A followed.