THE SUNDAY TIMES FESTIVAL OF EDUCATION

BRITAIN’S LEADING EDUCATION EVENT IS BACK FOR ITS SIXTH YEAR

JUNE 18-19 WELLINGTON SCHOOL, BERKSHIRE

The Sunday Times Festival of Education brings you two days of debate, events, workshops – and fun – in the glorious surroundings of Wellington School.

It’s for teachers, parents and students, but above all for everyone and anyone who’s passionate about education and the future of our schools and colleges.

And with Nicky Morgan back in charge at the Department for Education, this is the place to find out what lies in store.

A fascinating and diverse range of speakers, include:

Education experts: Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw, Sir Michael Barber of Pearson, turnaround headteacher Dame Sally Coates, creativity champion Sir Ken Robinson, National Union of Teachers general secretary Christine Blower, and Tony Little, outgoing headmaster of Eton.

Writers: Alain de Botton, Sebastian Faulks, and American-English playwright, novelist and critic Bonny Greer.

Commentators and journalists: Danny Finkelstein of the Times, free school founder and Spectator associate editor Toby Young, and Claire Fox from the Institute of Ideas and a regular contributor to BBC R4’s Moral Maze.

Also speaking at the Festival will be the inspirational Arifa Nasim, who set up a campaign against forced marriage, FGM and honour-based abuse when she was just 14.

And for those who like a smattering of showbiz, we’ll have global rapping sensation Tinie Tempah and the irrepressible Piers Morgan.

Sports fans won’t want to miss former Wales rugby skipper Gareth Thomas.

Former MI5 chief Dame Stella Rimington will be there, too, but her contribution is hush-hush!

And for those who choose to stay on site overnight, there’s a five-star glamping experience on offer with Snoozebox: champagne and strawberries, top-quality linen, USB charger and LED lighting.

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