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The Autumn Conference 2016

The Autumn Conference 2016

Commonwealth Horizons: ‘Skills for the 21st Century’

Date: 27 October 2016 | Time: 10:00 – 19:30 | Venue: University of London and Reception at the Palace of Westminster

• How might education and training systems best respond to the ever-changing needs of the next generation of Commonwealth citizens?
• How might demographic change impact?
• What are the needs of employers?
• What are the aspirations and concerns of young people?

The first CEC Autumn Conference will consider all these challenging problems from the perspectives of education providers and policy makers, employers as well as the current generation young people.

Leading professionals, employers, education providers, international and UK students and policy makers are scheduled to attend.

There will also be a forum comprising students from across the Commonwealth


Quarterly Westminster Forum 8 Sep 2016

Border Crossings' new documentary film: Hidden Histories - Discovering Indigenous London, narrated by Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance.

Date: 8 September 2016 | Time: 18:00 to 19:30 | Venue: Palace of Westminster

Hidden Histories responds to last summer's breath taking Origins Festival, which ran for three weeks across major London venues including the Southbank Centre, British Museum and Rich Mix. It unearths the stories of indigenous people of what are today Commonwealth countries, who travelled to London from the 15th century onwards.

Brexit provides opportunities for greater co-operation with Commonwealth members

Simon Hughes: Brexit provides opportunities for greater co-operation with Commonwealth members

Members and guests of the Council for Education in the Commonwealth attended a memorable occasion in Parliament on Wednesday last week when Sir Simon Hughes, former parliamentarian and now Head of Public Affairs at the Open University, shared with them some insights into politics, the Commonwealth and the future of education after post-compulsory schooling.