Canberra - Lecture by Professor Lawrence Goldman

Canberra - Lecture by Professor Lawrence Goldman

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  • Lecture
Hosted by the Cambridge Society (ACT Branch)
Tuesday 12 November 2019, 5.30pm AEDT
Open to: 
Alumni and guests

Alumni and guests are invited to join the Cambridge Society (ACT Branch) for an evening lecture titled, 'Oxford and Cambridge Universities: Current Challenges and Opportunites' - by Professor Lawrence Goldman.

Oxford and Cambridge Universities consistently feature in the top ten rankings of global universities. But what of their future in the rest of the twenty-first century?

Professor Lawrence Goldman, Professor of History in the School of Advanced Study, London and Senior Research Fellow of St. Peter's College, Oxford, who has worked in both Oxford and Cambridge Universities, will provide an overview of issues and challenges facing both universities.

These issues include funding models, government interaction, the socio-economic impact of undergraduate selection, Brexit, the relationship of colleges with the university, the tutorial system, and the interaction of the University with the cities of Oxford and Cambridge.  A number of issues will have relevance to the Australian higher education scene.

Professor Goldman, formerly Director of the Institute of Historical Research at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, 2014-2017 and Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography from 2004-2014, is a graduate in History from the University of Cambridge (Jesus College).  After a scholarship to Yale University, Professor Goldman undertook his doctoral work at Trinity College Cambridge, where he became a Junior Research Fellow, before becoming a Fellow and Tutor in History at St. Peter’s College, Oxford.

Booking information

This is a free event, and there is no need to register however if you have any questions please contact the Cambridge Society ACT Branch using the link below.



ANU Centre for European Studies
Building 67/1 Liversidge Street
Acton ,
Australian Capital Territory