Book launch special event: The Governance of British Higher Education

10th October 2019 : 18:00 - 19:30

Category: Book Launch

Research Group: Higher Education

Speaker: Simon Marginson (Department of Education, University of Oxford), Mary Stuart (University of Lincoln), David Palfreyman (New College Oxford)

Location: Clarke Hall, UCL Institute of Education

To mark the launch of the new book from the Centre for Global Higher Education’s (CGHE) Michael Shattock and Aniko Horvath – The Governance of British Higher Education: The Impact of Governmental, Financial and Market Pressures – CGHE will be hosting a special panel discussion on the impact governance at national and institutional levels makes on British higher education.


Simon Marginson is Professor of Higher Education at the University of Oxford’s Department of Education, Director of the Centre for Global Higher Education, and leads CGHE’s global higher education engagement research programme and Editor-in-Chief of Higher Education. CGHE is a research partnership of six UK and eight international universities with $8.5 million in funding for 16 projects on global, national and local aspects of higher education. Simon’s research is focused primarily on global and international higher education, higher education in East Asia, and higher education and social inequality.

Professor Mary Stuart is Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln. She is a graduate of the University of Cape Town, SA and the Open University, UK where she obtained her Doctorate in Social Policy in 1998. Her research interests are focused on social mobility and higher education, Life Histories and Civic Engagement and Leadership in 21st Century organisations.

David Palfreyman, OBE, is the Bursar of and a Fellow of New College, University of Oxford. He is also the Director of the Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies (OxCHEPS), and a member of the OfS Board as well as being the Honorary Treasurer of SRHE and a Visiting Professor in HE Law and Policy at Hunan Normal University, China. David’s latest publication is Universities and Colleges: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2017), and recent publications include: ‘The Law of Higher Education’ (OUP, 2012; third edition due 2020) and ‘Reshaping the University: The Rise of the Regulated Market in Higher Education’ (OUP, 2014).

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About the centre

CGHE is an international research centre focused on higher education and its future development and headquartered in the department. The centre’s research aims to inform and improve higher education policy and practice.

CGHE is a research partnership of 15 UK and international universities, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, with support from Office for Students and Research England.

Their three research programmes integrate local, national and global perspectives, and our researchers are based in nine countries across five continents: Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and North America.