Upcoming Event: The Profit Motive in Education

The Institute of Economic Affairs invites you to the inaugural E.G. West Memorial Lecture:

The Profit Motive in Education

Date: 19 October 2011, 6.15pm-7:45pm
Location: Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, London SW1P 3NZ

Leading education expert Professor James Tooley, of Newcastle University, will deliver the E.G. West Memorial Lecture. In his address, Professor Tooley will challenge the accepted notions about profit in education – and state the case for a free, unrestricted market.
His lecture marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Professor E. G. West, whose Education and the State (originally published in 1965 by the IEA) was regarded as the 20th Century’s most influential work on the free market in education.
Professor Tooley has held a number of teaching and research posts around the world.  His book The Beautiful Tree (Penguin, New Delhi) was on the best-seller lists in India in 2010, and won the 2010 Sir Antony Fisher Memorial Prize. It builds on his ground-breaking research on private education for the poor in India, China and Africa, for which he was awarded gold prize in the first International Finance Corporation/Financial Times Private Sector Development Competition.

Ahead of his lecture, Prof Tooley gave an interview to the IEA, which can be can be read here.

RSVP (acceptances only) to IEA reception by email to iea@iea.org.uk or by phone on 020 7799 8900.