About the Society

The Aims of the Society

The aims of the Society are to discuss and promote study and research in Education by:

Ensuring the quality and status of research and scholarship in Educational Studies

Encouraging debate and discussion especially on educational policy issues

Acting as a public voice for Educational Studies especially in responding to critical attacks on the quality and integrity of the field

Recognising distinction in the field of Educational Studies by the award of ‘Fellow of the Society for Educational Studies’ - FSES

Sponsoring the world class publication - the British Journal of Educational Studies as a vehicle to promote the above aims

Officers of the Society


Prof. James Arthur OBE

University of Birmingham

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Honorary Secretary

Dr. Tom Harrison

University of Birmingham

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Honorary Treasurer

Prof. Gaynor Attwood

University of West of England

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Editor, British Journal of Educational Studies

Prof. Andrew Peterson

University of Birmingham

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More on our Fellows

Chairs of SES

Editors of BJES



Professor James Arthur OBE

Professor Gaynor Attwood

Professor Hazel Bryan

Dr Tom Harrison

Dr Lottie Hoare

Dr Gurpinder Lalli

Professor Stephen Parker

Professor Andrew Peterson

Professor Sally Power

Dr Richard Race

Professor Lynn Revell

Professor Robin Simmons




Professor James Arthur OBE

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