175th Anniversary Conference - The Diffusion of Knowledge, Past, Present and Future (The Diffusion of Kno)

Venue: University of Central Lancashire

Location: Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Sep 23, 2003 End Date/Time: Sep 23, 2003
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In September 2003 the University of Central Lancashire will be celebrating its 175th anniversary from its small beginnings as The Preston Institute for the iffusion of Knowledge to its present position as the 6th largest university in the UK. The highlight of the celebrations will be an international conference the theme of which is The Diffusion of Knowledge - Past, Present and Future of Higher Education.

The teheme will be explored through both a national and an international perspective. The emphasis will be on how we can understand the present role of higher education fromt he past, and how our understanding of the present illuminates how higher education will change in the 21st century. The conference will be of interest to a worldwide audience from universities, colleges, organisations and companies with an interest in knowledge and education in a local and global context.

Keynote speakers include:
Keith Vernon, Senior Lecturer in History, University of Central Lancashire

Professor John Walton, Professor of Social History, University of Central Lancashire

Professor Guy Neave, Director of the Scientific Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Professor Peter Scott, Vice-Chancellor, Kingston University

Professor Patrick McGhee
Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Central Lancashire


Additional Information

For further information about the conference, the programme and the registration fee, contact Liz Kelly