Former Minister for Universities and Science to speak at University


Former MP and Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts, will speak at an event hosted by the University’s Heseltine Institute.

The lecture, ‘What is a Redbrick University?’ will take place at the Leggate Theatre in the Victoria Gallery and Museum.

David Willetts is Executive Chairman of the Resolution Foundation and a Visiting Professor at King’s College London. He is Governor of the Ditchley Foundation and a member of the Council of the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

David Willetts was Minister for Universities and Science from 2010-2014. He was the Member of Parliament for Havant from 1992-2015. Previously he worked at HM Treasury and the Number 10 Policy Unit. He also served as Paymaster General in the last Conservative Government.

Economic and social policy

David Willetts presents the Radio 4 series ‘School of Thought’, examining the UK education system.  He has written widely on economic and social policy, and recently published ‘The Pinch’.

The event takes place Thursday, 2 June at 5.30pm. The event is free and open to all but attendees are required to register here.

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