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Society Chair Awarded New Year Honour

The Queen has, in the 2018 New Year Honours List (page N10), bestowed upon Professor James Arthur the title of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to education.

In accepting the honour, James acknowledged the contribution of his team at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at the University of Birmingham:

‘I am very honoured to be recognised in this New Year’s Honours List. To be awarded an OBE for my work in character education is also an acknowledgement of the incredible team in the Jubilee Centre at the University of Birmingham.’

James will attend a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in 2018 to receive the award from the Queen.

2018 Oriel Colloquium Writers and their Education

Following the success of the 2017 Oriel Colloquium, the Society are delighted to open the call for papers for the 2018 Colloquium.

Writers and Their Education will take place at Oriel College, University of Oxford, 20-21st September 2018. The Colloquium brings together scholarly examination of conceptions of education represented by the life and works of writers across all genres – literary and popular, cross-age fiction, including children’s literature – with a critical appraisal of their significance and value for the academic field of Education Studies. Please submit abstracts by 30th March 2018. Submissions should be made jointly to Liam Gearon, at the University of Oxford, (liam.gearon@education.ox.ac.uk) and Emma Williams, at the University of Warwick (E.Williams.1@warwick.ac.uk). Outcomes will be announced by 1st May 2018. The full details of the call can be found here (add attached document).

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Book Prize 2017

The Society is delighted to announce the following Book Prizes have been awarded for the best education books published in 2016:

1st prize (£2000)
Understanding the University: Institution, idea, possibilities
Barnett, R. (2016) Routledge

Joint 2nd prize (£1000 each)
Higher Education, Social Class and Social Mobility: The Degree Generation
Bathmaker, A-M., Ingram, N., Abrahams, J., Hoare, A., Waller, R. and Bradley, H. (2016) Palgrave Macmillan

Modernising School Governance: Corporate planning and expert handling in state education
Wilkins, A. (2016) Routledge

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