Sir Roger Jowell Memorial Lecture 2019 – Keynote speaker – Professor Alissa Goodman

13 Jun 2019

CLS Director, Professor Alissa Goodman will give the keynote presentation at this public lecture at City University. An uneven playing field: The causes and consequences of social inequalities in education is organised by NatCen Social Research and the Social Research Association.


Event details

Date Thursday 13 June
Time 6:00pm - 7.30pm

Oliver Thompson Theatre, Tait Building, City University, Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0HB

Price Free

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About the workshop

Professor Goodman will discuss research on inequalities, showing how longitudinal data is being used to understand both the causes and consequences of educational disadvantage in the UK.

She will present findings on the current social inequalities in education and show some of the longer-term effects of educational inequalities.

Speaking to the policy implications of educational disadvantage, Rt Hon David Laws (Education Policy Institute) will present findings from the Education Policy Institutes’ research on the evolution of the disadvantage gap over the last decade.

He will examine what the evidence suggests may be behind inequalities, where focus should be given to narrow disadvantages and what the political context is.

The free event will be chaired by the Professor of Education at the University of Cambridge, Anna Vignoles.

Sir Roger Jowell, CBE (26 March 1942 – 25 December 2011), was an outstanding British social statistician and academic.

He founded Social and Community Planning Research (SCPR) – now NatCen Social Research – and the European Social Survey.

Sir Roger also made a major contribution to the development of robust comparative research through the International Social Survey Programme.

Since 2014, an annual memorial lecture has been held in honour of Sir Roger.

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