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Education for Education's Sake

EDUCATION FOR EDUCATION'S SAKE? (a symposium on Ruskin and modern education) was held at Toynbee Hall, London, on Saturday, 11 October 2014. You can download the symposium booklet here.


NB. These are open air recordings so sound quality is variable. Files are in .m4a format and will play in Windows Media Player, QuickTime, iTunes and other media players.

Listen to the Master's introduction to the symposium by clicking here.

Audio recordings have been split into parts to facilitate faster download speeds.
NB. There is a short overlap between parts.
Click on the underlined words to download audio files.

Sara Atwood, '"A Pile of Feathers": Valuing education in a market economy'
Part 1 - Part 2

Dinah Birch (Keynote Lecture) 'The Demand for Perfection
Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3
Discussion Part 1
- Discussion Part 2
[***Download Prof Birch's Powerpoint presentation (as a pdf) here***]

Paul Tucker, '"Thoughtful Labour": Ruskin and the nature of education'
Part 1 - Part 2

Short papers
Andrew Tate - Melissa Benn - Aonghus Gordon - Anthony O'Hear

Panel discussion with audience participation
Part 1 - Part 2

Download Stuart Eagles's account of the symposium in The Companion.

Education for Education's Sake flyer (11 October 2014)

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