Annual Lecture Publications
The 2017/18 annual lecture, was delivered by The Rt. Hon Ruth Kelly.
“The Importance of education on the life chances of children in care”
Sir John Cass’s Foundation Annual Lecture 10th Anniversary
The Foundation is delighted to announce the 10th anniversary of the Sir John Cass’s Foundation annual lecture. The 2016/17 annual lecture was held on the 28th September 2016 and was delivered by Professor Sir Adrian Smith, Vice-Chancellor of the University of London. The talk was entitled ” The world’s largest classroom –the outreach of the University of London since 1858″. The event was a great success with over 200 people in attendance.
To commemorate this special event the Foundation produced a film celebrating the past ten years of the lecture series. We are indebted to all past speakers and those who have contributed to the film. We would also like to thank Professor Sir Adrian Smith who gave the 10th annual lecture on 28th September 2016.
“The world’s largest classroom –the outreach of the University of London since 1858”
“‘The Intelligent Hand – how we can solve the problem of people without jobs and jobs without people.”
“The tyranny of conventional wisdom” … (Lecture information and PDF download link will be made available as soon as possible following this year’s lecture).
“It is a great pleasure and a true honour to deliver the Sir John Cass Foundation Lecture for 2013. The Foundation has been a good and generous friend to the Mile End Group at my home institution, Queen Mary, and Kevin and the team are always fine and stimulating company on every occasion we meet at the Foundation or down the Mile End Road.” …
The Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable – Cass Lecture 2012
“In just ten years, the school has established a global reputation for the quality of its teaching and research. Earlier this month, the Economist ranked the full-time MBA programme the third best in the UK and ninth best in Europe. It is an outstanding achievement” …
This year the Sir John Cass’s Foundation Lecture was delivered by Katharine Birbalsingh, the former Deputy Head of St Michael and All Angels Church of England Academy in London, who later went on to speak at the Conservative Party Conference in 2010 …
This year the Sir John Cass’s Foundation Lecture was delivered by Dr Anthony Seldon, the Master of Wellington College. It was entitled ‘Why Schools, Why Universities’ …
“The child is the father of the man, William Wordsworth, wrote. And the place where I first heard those lines, and that name, is the place where I grew as a child into manhood and the place that influenced me more than any other – my school” ….
Guaranteeing a Good School for all. It’s a great privilege for me to be here this evening, to give this lecture in honour of Sir John Cass – who founded the Foundation that now supports primary schools, secondary schools, Academies and universities across London…
I want today to set out an 80% vision for English education by 2020. A generation ago we had a 20% education system. The top 20 per cent or so of teenagers gained good school leaving qualifications, with fewer than one in ten going on to higher education; the other 80 per cent left school with only a basic education and few qualifications ….