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Our experts, including Corine Eyraud of Aix-Marseille University and Peter Mandler of the University of Cambridge, examine the transition to mass education. Come along and join in the discussion.
The session is chaired by Chris Renwick of the University of York.
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Corine Eyraud is Associate Professor of Sociology at Aix-Marseille University, Associate Researcher at the Maison française d’Oxford and International member of the Centre for Higher Education Futures (Aarhus University, Denmark). Her work is at the intersection of public policy, economic sociology, sociology of Higher Education and sociology of quantification. Her current research focuses on the transformations of French and British universities.
She was Visiting Professor at Oxford University (Wolfson College, St Antony’s College, Department of Politics and International Relations), Aarhus University and at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. She is the author of Capitalism at the Heart of the State, Cinema and Social Science and Using Statistics in Social Science Research.
Peter Mandler is Professor of Modern Cultural History at the University of Cambridge and Bailey College Lecturer in History at Gonville and Caius College. Born in the USA in 1958, he was educated at Oxford and Harvard Universities and has taught in Britain since 1991 and in Cambridge since 2001.
Peter is an historian of modern Britain whose current project addresses Britain's transition to mass education since the Second World War. From 2012 to 2016 he served a four-year term as President of the Royal Historical Society. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Dr Chris Renwick is a Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of York. A historian of Britain since the early 19th century, his main area of expertise is the relationship between biology, social science, and politics - in particular how the interaction of the three has shaped the way we think about, study, and govern society. He has published widely on these subjects, including Bread for All: The Origins of the Welfare State (Allen Lane, 2017), which was recently short-listed for the Longman-History Today Book Prize and long-listed for the Orwell Prize.