David Raffe Memorial Lecture 2020
From Nelly Iacobescu
This is the third annual memorial lecture held in honour of the late David Raffe, Professor of Sociology of Education and Director of the Centre for Educational Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. This year, the lecture was given by Rt Hon. Lord Jack McConnell of Glenscorrodale. The lecture is titled “What Happened to Excellence?”.
David’s work was underpinned by a concern with issues of inequality in education and how policy change and educational reforms might impact on inequalities. This theme is reflected in this lecture, given by Lord McConnell 20 years after he became Minister for Education in 2000.