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Univ Virtual Book Club 15

Head, Hand, Heart book coverHead, Hand, Heart by David Goodhart
Sir Ivor Crewe, Honorary Fellow and previous Master of Univ
Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 6pm (GMT)

Fully booked

We are pleased to invite you to the 15th meeting of the Univ Virtual Book Club for Old Members and Friends of the College. One of the College’s Fellows will propose an insightful read designed to encourage an exciting discussion. Members will have time to delve into the book before convening virtually for a roundtable discussion, facilitated by the same Fellow.

Sir Ivor Crewe proposed the Head, Hand, Heart for the book club:
“I have chosen this book because it challenges the deep-laid assumptions that I imagine most of us have about the relative value of academic, cognitive and technical accomplishment, and the rewards and status they command, when compared with empathetic and manual capabilities. It’s an uncomfortable read in many ways which in my case provoked a re-examination of some of my day-to-day beliefs, without my accepting every assertion in the book. Head, Hand, Heart is a development of themes in David Goodhart’s earlier book, The Road to Somewhere, and bears similarities with arguments in Michael Sandel’s The Tyranny of Merit which featured in an earlier Univ virtual book club.”

The book is available from Blackwell’s, Waterstones and Amazon.

Please click here to register for the virtual discussion on the evening of January 25th. As we would like to encourage interactivity, this event is limited to participants selected via a lottery system. Participants will be randomly drawn on Monday, December 13th and informed of the outcome shortly after.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Univ Virtual Book Club.

Ivor Crewe AppointmentAbout the facilitator:

Sir Ivor Crewe is an Honorary Fellow of Univ, having served as Master of Univ from 2008-2020. Before, Sir Ivor was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Essex from 1995 to 2007 where he had been the founding Director of its Institute of Social and Economic Research. He has been actively engaged for many years in influencing national higher education policy; he was President of Universities UK from 2003 to 2005 and was part of the Government’s Post-18 Education Review Panel in 2018-19. He was also President of the Academy of Social Sciences until 2020. Sir Ivor has also written several books on British politics, particularly on elections. In 2013 he published The Blunders of our Governments with Anthony King, a study of major failures of domestic public policy in modern Britain.

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