Bryanston Education Summit to focus on the future of learning in a changing world

Registration is underway for the school’s third educational gathering, taking place in June

The third Bryanston Education Summit, drawing in teachers and educationalists from all over the South West, is set to take place at Bryanston School on Wednesday 5th June 2019.  ‘Revolution; the future of learning in a changing world’ will focus on many of the most significant issues facing the teaching profession, parents and pupils, and feature a host of prominent speakers and contributors.

According to David James, summit director and deputy head academic at the school, the event will explore many of the biggest questions facing today’s teaching profession, and highlight progressive and innovative solutions to some of the most significant challenges ahead.

“We are living through a period of profound political, social and technological change,” said James. “It is vital that professionals in the field of education not only acknowledge the impact of such change, but also embrace the opportunities it presents. That’s why we’ve selected highly respected keynote speakers to provide contrasting, insightful and persuasive contributions and discussions. The Bryanston Summit attracts a very high level of attendance, and always delivers lively and stimulating debate.”

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This year’s speakers include Claire Fox, director and founder of the Institute of Ideas, and an accomplished author and regular contributor to Radio 4’s the Moral Maze; and Sir Anthony Seldon, a leading historian and political author, who will be discussing the role of artificial intelligence in education and how it will affect future generations.

Behavioural psychologist and geneticist, Professor Robert Plomin, will lead a debate on the way our fates are determined by genes, and why we need to change the way we think about learning. Alex Beard, a former teacher, and author of Natural Born Learners, will be sharing insight from his visits to the best schools all over the world. And Craig Barton, an esteemed figure in the world of mathematics, will be talking about why the subject matters so much today.

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Many other leading educationalists will take part in the summit. These include headteacher, Jane Lunnon, an outspoken advocates of single-sex education, and Alex Quigley, who will talk about how we can close the vocabulary gap among our young people. Professor Dame Alison Peacock, chief executive of the Chartered College, will be discussing professional standards in teaching, and Ian Warwick will be exploring what we can learn from the work of Leonardo da Vinci.

The summit is open to anyone working in education and, besides keynote speeches and expert presentations, will feature panel debates and informal discussions.  Event registration is underway and available on a first come, first served basis.

Anyone wishing to attend the Bryanston Education Summit should register online at

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