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Sir Peter Lampl wrote for Oxford University Press’ education blog on the use of technology in the classroom. There are few things which have the same potential to revolutionise teaching and learning as technological innovation. Many schools have been quick to adapt and integrate new technologies into the classroom. But with so many possibilities, the… Read more »

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Education inequality must be tackled

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Sir Peter Lampl wrote for Prospect magazine online on our International Inequalities research brief The world’s English-speaking countries, which include the home nations of Britain and the United States, Australia and Canada, have much in common—culturally, historically, economically. But they are also very different in some ways. And nowhere is this more true than in… Read more »

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Sir Peter Lampl: Grading up

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Sir Peter Lampl wrote to The Times letters page on Bristol’s university access plans Tom Bennett (Thunderer, Dec 17) criticises Bristol University for accepting poorer students on lower grades. While he is right not to want to patronise students, he is wrong to assume that without such radical measures we can address an access gap… Read more »

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University places

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Sir Peter Lampl wrote to the Times (Scotland) on university access It is worrying that it is becoming harder for Scottish students to gain a university place because of the cap on student places. This is particularly important if Scotland is to improve access for disadvantaged students. Our recent Access in Scotland report showed that… Read more »

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Sir Peter Lampl writes for the Sun

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Our chairman wrote an op-ed for the Sun on the importance of early learning. It emerged this week that a simple test on three- year-old children can predict whether they will grow up to be a drain on society. Long-term research by King’s College London saw them perform the 45-minute brain test on more than… Read more »

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Sir Peter Lampl writes for the Sunday Express on the Social Mobility Commission’s latest report. An ­Oxbridge degree gives you a successful career. But we have very low social mobility at the top. Making Oxford and Cambridge more accessible to young people of real ability from low and middle income homes would have a major impact… Read more »

Our Chief Executive, Lee Elliot Major, provides a social mobility angle to the recent election of Donald Trump as US President, and cites findings from our Class differences: Ethnicity and disadvantage report. Over two-thirds of white people without a college degree voted for Donald Trump, proving that education has not been the great leveller of… Read more »

Britain’s social mobility problem

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Lee Elliot Major, our Chief Executive, delivered a presentation to school principals in Norway as part of a session on our What Makes Great Teaching report. The presentation covered the three main areas covered by the report: what defines great teaching; how to identify it; and how to improve it. The quality of teaching is the biggest… Read more »

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Our Chairman writes to The Times regarding the spiralling costs of student living. Sir, Students from working class homes are still not fairly represented at university, particularly at Russell Group institutions, in relation to their academic ability. We should be doing all we can to widen participation. Yet, as Emma Duncan points out (Universities are… Read more »