Spotlight on Commercial Education
We host and support public lectures to educate and engage the public on the skills, enterprise and trade issues facing the UK, and the essential role that commercial education can play in addressing them. Lectures not only put a spotlight on today’s challenges but also identify new thinking and levels of excellence, change wider perceptions, and encourage communities of problem-solvers.
Previous speakers at our Commercial Education Lectures include Sir Harvey McGrath, Prof. Alison Wolf, Dame Alison Wolf of Dulwich CBE, Sherry Coutu CBE and Justin King CBE.
- Sir Harvey McGrath spoke about what needs to be done to develop skills in young people and to offer them gateways into work; and, the role of educators, employers and government.
- Prof. Alison Wolf gave the address ‘Mathematics Education and Our Commercial Future: Should Business Relax? Or Panic?’
- Sherry Coutu CBE spoke on the theme ‘From Classroom to Titan: transforming student attainment through business engagement, AI and data science.’
- Justin King spoke about ‘The Changing Face of the Modern Workplace’. The Lecture was run in association with the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Our lectures attract senior figures from business, education, government and the voluntary sector.
In addition to the Commercial Education Lectures we also hold Grantee Gatherings with awardees and other collaborators, to identify and share best practice.
We have also made grant awards in support of other Lectures, notably the Tacitus Lecture of the Worshipful Company of World Traders.
Upcoming Lecture, Debate
The next CET Commercial Education Debate will take place at The Francis Crick Institute on 10 June 2020.
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