Institute of Education


The struggle for social justice in education: A celebration of Geoff Whitty's 50 years with the IOE

Start: Jul 05, 2018 04:45 PM
End: Jul 05, 2018 06:40 PM

Location: Jeffrey Hall, Level 1, UCL Institute Of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

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Join us to mark Professor Geoff Whitty’s long-standing association with the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) – from trainee teacher to Director Emeritus. We’ll be reflecting on Geoff’s time at the IOE and his contributions to the field of sociology of education as well as looking more broadly at the limits and possibilities for realising social justice in and through education.

About Geoff Whitty

Geoff Whitty


  • Keynote lecture: Michael Apple, John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies (University of Wisconsin),
  • Professor Louise Archer, Karl Mannheim Chair of Sociology of Education (IOE),
  • Stephen Ball, Distinguished Service Professor (IOE),
  • Andrew Brown, Professor of Education and Society (IOE), and editor of a forthcoming festschrift for Professor Whitty,
  • Professor Becky Francis, Director of the IOE,
  • Bryn Morris, Registrar and Secretary (University of Essex), and former Director of Administration at the IOE,
  • Sharon Gewirtz, Professor of Education (King’s College London),
  • Michael Young, Professor of Sociology of Curriculum (IOE), and former tutor of Professor Whitty’s.