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Specialist Event

Exploring feelings about the current HE scene by Sir David Watson

Brookes Lunchtime Lecture for staff
Professional Behaviours:
If you would like to attend please contact Caroline Rushmer, AUA Branch Co-ordinator
Start date:
12.30 pm
Oxford Brookes University
The Green Room,
Oxford Brookes University,
Headington Hill Hall,

Event Information

 ‘Misunderstanding Contemporary Higher Education: eight category mistakes’ is the theme of a forthcoming lecture to which all staff are invited, on Wednesday 29 February starting at 12:30.  The event will also serve to launch a publication of the same title by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI).

Professor Sir David Watson, Dean of the Modular Course, Deputy Director and Professor at Oxford Polytechnic (1981-1990), Vice-Chancellor of the University of Brighton (1990-2005), and currently Principal of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, will deliver the lecture as part of a series of lunch-time seminars.

Starting with the time-honoured formulation of philosopher Gilbert Ryle’s  ‘category mistake’ (‘where is the university?’), he will explore some deeply held feelings about the current state of the higher education scene, how insecure their theoretical and empirical groundings can turn out to be, and the implications for higher education research, policy and practice.

The Oxford Brookes branch of the Association of University Administrators and the Brookes University Administrators' Forum (AdFor) have joined forces to put on this series of lunch time seminars which are held once a month and delivered either by internal or guest speakers.

The seminar will take place in room BG/01, Buckley building,Gipsy Lane, Headington Campus.

If you would like to attend please contact Caroline Rushmer, AUA Branch Co-ordinator