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Academics and policy experts questioned on the role and benefits of adult education

18 October 2019

The Education Committee will question academics and policy experts in the first oral evidence session of its inquiry into adult skills and lifelong learning.


Wednesday October 23 in Committee Room 21, Palace of Westminster

At 10am

  • Professor Alison Wolf, (Baroness Wolf of Dulwich), Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management, King's College London
  • Professor Lyn Tett, Professor Emerita, University of Edinburgh, Professor of Community Education at the University of Huddersfield
  • Professor John Holford, Robert Peers Professor of Adult Education, University of Nottingham

Purpose of the session

This first evidence session is aimed at providing a broad overview of the inquiry with witnesses likely to be asked about the role and benefits of adult education, as well as issues around funding and participation.

The inquiry

The Committee's inquiry is examining the benefits of adult education for social justice and upskilling workers, as well as the role of local authorities and lessons the UK can learn from abroad. 

Further information

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