EX GOVERNMENT Minister Alan Milburn will make a return visit to his old stomping ground at Lancaster University later this month to deliver a public lecture.
Entitled ‘What would make Britain more socially mobile?’ the talk, on October 23 at 2.15pm, is open to members of the public, schools, university staff, students, alumni, and civic representatives.
The former Labour MP and Health Secretary studied at Lancaster University and has earned a reputation as a social mobility guru, chairing the newly formed Commission on Social Mobility and Child Poverty.
Part of the Commission’s role is to act as advocates for social mobility beyond government by challenging employers, the professions and universities to play their part in improving life chances.
Vice Chancellor Professor Mark Smith said: “This is particularly welcome as Lancaster University believes that everyone with the potential to benefit from higher education should have the opportunity to do so, whatever their background.
“Taking on the challenge of widening access, participation, progression and achievement is a crucial part of our mission and we welcome students with a range of different qualifications recognising the multiple routes students can take into higher education.”
To book free places go to https://alanmilburnlancaster.eventbrite.co.uk.