The grammar of selection Dr Chris Renwick, Department of History, University of York

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  • Date and time: Saturday 17 November 2018, 6pm to 6.20pm
  • Location: Tempest Anderson Hall, Yorkshire Museum
  • Audience: Open to Open to all
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

Event details

With the government resurrecting the idea of selection in schools, grammar school-educated Chris Renwick asks whether our understanding of social mobility is all it is cracked up to be. He explores – and often explodes – many of the myths surrounding the benefits of social mobility and the role it plays in the creation of a good and fair society.

In tracing the intellectual roots of the debate, Chris not only provides a reality check on the place of social mobility in progressive politics but also on the popular misconceptions of what actually happened during the so-called ‘golden age’ of social mobility.

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing loop