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Future Univercities podcasts now available

31 July 2013

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In May 2013 a 3 part seminar series was convened at UCL to stimulate discussion and debate on the future role of universities in the context of recent dramatic changes in the UK higher education sector.

Each seminar featured a 15 minute presentation from 3-4 leading academics in the field followed by open discussions with the floor. This insightful and revealing series spanned topics from the rapid privatization of universities, new proposals for their future expansion, and changes to the financial models through which they sustain their work.

The first seminar focused on the spatial strategies of universities in relation to urban development and globalisation; the second explored issues around funding and accountability; and the third examined the platforms through which universities engage the public.

Podcasts of the presentations are now available by following the relevant links below.

Transcripts of each event will also be available soon. 

Seminar 1: 9 May 2013

Space: Universities, Cities and Globalisation

Professor Allan Cochrane, Head of Social Policy and Criminology and former Pro-Vice Chancellor, The Open University

Professor Alan Harding, Management School, University of Liverpool

Dr Pushpa Arabindoo, UCL Urban Laboratory and Department of Geography

Seminar 2: 20 May 2013

Structures: Governance, Finance and Accountability

Dr Andrew McGettigan, freelance researcher and author of The Great University Gamble: Money, Markets and the Future of Higher Education

Professor Jan Toporowski, Department of Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

Dr Beth Perry, Associate Director of SURF (The Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures) and Director of the Greater Manchester Local Interaction Platform.

Professor Mike Raco, UCL Bartlett School of Planning

Seminar 3: 29 May 2013

Platforms: Access, Participation and Publishing

Dr Mike Taylor, Earth Sciences, University of Bristol and contributor to The Guardian

Professor Johnny Golding, Professor of Philosophy & Fine Art, Director, Centre for Fine Art Research, Birmingham City University

Dr Rathna Ramanathan, Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design

Seminar 1 - Space: Universities, Cities and Globalisation


Professor Allan Cochrane, Head of Social Policy and Criminology and former Pro-Vice Chancellor, The Open University


Professor Alan Harding, Management School, University of Liverpool


Dr Pushpa Arabindoo, UCL Urban Laboratory and Department of Geography

Seminar 2 - Structures: Governance, Finance and Accountability


Dr Andrew McGettigan, freelance researcher and author of The Great University Gamble: Money, Markets and the Future of Higher Education


Professor Jan Toporowski, Department of Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)


Dr Beth Perry, Associate Director of SURF (The Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures) and Director of the Greater Manchester Local Interaction Platform.


Professor Mike Raco, UCL Bartlett School of Planning


Seminar 3 - Platforms: Access, Participation and Publishing


Dr Mike Taylor, Earth Sciences, University of Bristol and contributor to The Guardian


Professor Johnny Golding, Professor of Philosophy & Fine Art, Director, Centre for Fine Art Research, Birmingham City University

Dr Rathna Ramanathan, Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design

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