Neoliberalism, Marketisation and Higher Education

14th Jun 2018, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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Professor Roger Brown is the former Vice-Chancellor of Southampton Solent University. He has been a professor or visiting professor at ten other universities and held other senior posts in higher education. In 2013 he received the Times Higher Education Lifetime Achievement Award. Before that, he was a senior civil servant at the Department of Trade and Industry and an administrator with the Inner London Education Authority. He has served on many national committees and boards. He has written four books and many articles and lectures on different aspects of higher education as an international authority on the application of market-based policies.

For the past ten years Professor Roger Brown has been studying and writing about the marketisation of higher education (both internationally and in Britain), economic inequality and, most recently, Neoliberalism. This public lecture will tease out the various connections between them.

In particular, it will show how, through marketisation, Neoliberalism is having the same impact on the provision of higher education as it is on society and the economy more generally. The lecture is intended to bring together and round off his work on these topics – and his work on higher education policy more generally.


  • 5.30pm – Arrival and Refreshments
  • 6.00pm – Speaker Presentation
  • 7.00pm – Refreshments and Networking


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