CEC Annual Conference and AGM 2014


Team Commonwealth and Goals in Education:


Joined-up Thinking and Action for Development 

10.00-4.00, Tuesday, 1st July, 2014
Hosted by the British Council at 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BN


Team Commonwealth is the theme chosen to inform Commonwealth thinking and action across the year 2014, clearly inspired by the eagerly anticipated Commonwealth Games in Glasgow from July 23 to August 3.  Aside from its obvious reference to sport, this theme highlights the ties that unite members of the Commonwealth family and emphasises the imperative for Commonwealth organisations - in education as elsewhere - to co-ordinate efforts in support of the goals enshrined in the recently adopted Commonwealth Charter, the Commonwealth Secretariat's Strategic Plan for 2013-2017, and the new mandates assigned to the Commonwealth Foundation. 

Gladwyn Lecture 2014

The Stream Can Run Uphill. Educating Girls and Women: an Unprecedented Source of Common Wealth

The Rt. Hon. The Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC


Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 1730 to 1900

House of Lords, Committee Room 4A, followed by a Reception in the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association rooms in Westminster Hall.

Host and Chair: The Lord Judd

The lecture is one of a series arranged by the Council for Education in the Commonwealth to explore the 2014 Commonwealth theme ‘Team Commonwealth’. 

   An eminent lawyer, who as a child came to the UK from Dominica, Lady Scotland is passionate about human rights and equality,  patricia-scotland-baroness-scotland-of-asthal medium   particularly for women and children. She is a strong advocate for civil society’s contribution to the well-being of the disadvantaged. She has held many prestigious positions, in government, higher education and international organisations. They include periods as Under Secretary of State at the FCO and later the Home Office, and as the first ever female Attorney General. Currently she is Chancellor of the University of Greenwich.


Registration: Attendance at the event is by invitation only and early registration is essential as the number of places is limited. Invitations will be sent to individuals only after receipt of a completed application form and as long as seats remain available. To register and for further information please refer to the attached application form:

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Any queries relating to application and invitations should be sent to Chandra Dhupelia either via email:  chandradhupelia@gmail.com  or by post: Chandra Dhupelia, 64, Avenue Road, London, N6 5DR.

 If you have other queries please contact the Convener: Alex Wright alexdmwright@gmail.com

Arrival: Please plan to arrive 20 to 30 minutes before the start of the lecture to allow time to pass through security at the entrance to the Palace of Westminster. Please bring your invitation with you.



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