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 and Sherry Coutu 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.’
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 also make grant awards in support of other Lectures, notably the Tacitus Lecture of the Worshipful Company of World Traders.
The CET Commercial Education Lecture, run in association with London Chamber of Commerce and Industry is given by Justin King CBE, on 15th November 2018.
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Flexible & homeworking, collaborative workspaces, the gig economy: Has the workplace changed forever and what are the implications for education and skills?
at the Francis Crick Institute, London. Information on the Lecture will be posted shortly.
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