Public Lecture by Alan Milburn

  • Lancaster University
  • Wednesday 23rd October, 2.15pm

Alan Milburn (History, 1979, Pendle) returns to his stamping ground in October and  asks 'what would make Britain more socially mobile?" as his theme for a public lecture.

Alan served within the UK Government as Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Secretary of State for Health. More recently he has earned a reputation as a social mobility guru and he is coming to the university to talk about his work as Chair of the Commission on Social Mobility and Child Poverty.

The Commission, which draws its seven members from across business, academia and the voluntary sector, monitors the progress of government and others in improving social mobility and reducing child poverty in the UK.

Part of the Commission’s role is to act as advocates for social mobility beyond government by challenging employers, the professions and universities to play their part in improving life chances.

Prior to the lecture Mr Milburn will observe University staff delivering master classes, chat with current students who have benefited from the University’s mentoring programme and meet the University’s outreach team who run Widening Participation programmes, before delivering the lecture in the afternoon.

 The lecture is open to all and please register if you wish to attend