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Festival of Education 2015
We will be back, be sure to check back regularly for details of the 2015 Festival of Education
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New for 2014
Free CPD courses for teachers & senior leaders
Senior Leader forum curated by AGBIS, ASCL, HMC, ISBA, NASBM, NGA
FE stand curated & run by the AoC
Some of our high profile speakers below
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Michael Gove
Michael Gove is Secretary of State for Education.  In 2002 he helped found the think tank Policy Exchange, becoming its first Chairman. Policy Exchange is now Britain’s biggest and most influential centre-right think tank 
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Ruby Wax
Ruby Wax is a comedian, writer and mental health campaigner. Having been on a tough, but enlightening journey through depression, she now has an MA from Oxford in Mindfulness-based Cognitive therapy. 
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Christine Blower
Christine Blower is General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union in Europe.  She is also President of the European Trade Union Committee for Education.  
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David Starkey
David Starkey is Honorary Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and one of our leading historians. He is Hon D Litt of the Universities of Kent and Lancaster and was made a CBE in 2007. 
“The Festival of Education is the Hay-on-Wye of education”
David Willetts
Minister for Universities and Science
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Alvin Hall
Alvin Hall is a world renown financial educator.  Currently President of Cooperhall Press Inc, he works extensively for financial services firms and their vendors as well as for regulatory authorities both in the US and abroad. 
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David Baddiel
David Baddiel is an acclaimed writer, presenter, director, producer, author and comedian.  After performing at the first ever comedy arena show, David was credited as turning comedy into “The New Rock’n’Roll”. 
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Lauren Child
Lauren Child is the best-selling author of many award-winning books including Charlie and Lola and the Clarice Bean series. Her latest novels published by Harper Collins star Ruby Redfort, a code cracking, secret agent schoolgirl. 
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Jonny Mitchell
Star of channel 4 series Educating Yorkshire.  Jonny is the head of Thornhill Community Academy in Dewsbury, a former failing school that has now with his help been rated good by Ofsted and achieved 63% A-C at GCSE level last summer.
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