Governance and Social Responsibility in Higher Education to be debated at Leeds Beckett
The lecture, ‘Governance, Social Responsibility and Higher Education’, is hosted by the Centre for Governance, Leadership and Global Responsibility at Leeds Beckett as part of its research stream on governance in the public sector. It will take place from 5.30pm-7pm on Tuesday 10 February at the University's Rose Bowl and is free and open to the public.
Speaking ahead of the lecture, Director of the Centre for Governance, Leadership and Global Responsibility, Professor Simon Robinson, commented: “Since the Woolf Inquiry into the London School of Economics’ links with Libya, governance in Higher Education has been under intense scrutiny, and there are few people better than Sir Alan Langlands to give an overview of this area."
Sir Alan Langlands, who was knighted in 1998, is the twelfth Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds. He also chairs the board of N8, a collaboration between the research intensive universities in the North of England. Before joining the University, he was the Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, responsible for promoting and funding high-quality education and research in universities and colleges with higher education programmes.
Sir Alan Langlands was formerly the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee and Chief Executive of the NHS in England. He has a particular interest in the scientific basis of health services, and from its inception in 2004 until 2012, he chaired the board of UK Biobank – a major genetic epidemiology study funded principally by The Wellcome Trust and The Medical Research Council.
He continues to chair the board of the Health Foundation, a UK-wide charity committed to improving the quality of healthcare. Alan was knighted in 1998 for his services to the NHS, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and an Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.