The Burrows Lecture: past speakers have included Andrew Motion, Simon Lyster,
John Tusa, Margaret Drabble, Ruth Rendell, Shirley Williams and Sir Nikolaus
The Burrows Lecture: 2006
'What are universities for?
Reflection on the 40 years past - and ahead'
Professor Sir Ivor Crewe, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Essex
Wednesday 26 April 2006
Higher education was at the forefront of the news in 2005 as
the government pushed through reforms to student finance, introducing
variable tuition fees. As President of Universities UK, Professor Crewe was
spokesperson for vice-chancellors during the intense debate surrounding the
A transcript of Professor Crewe's lecture is available, on
request, please e-mail Sarah Mills.