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Should students have to borrow?

26th May 2016 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm

In person | Virtual event

 Should students have to borrow?

Seminar & wine reception to mark the launch of the latest IMPACT

In this bold and timely pamphlet, Dr Christopher Martin argues that forcing students to borrow is a serious mistake.  He contends that higher education is a welfare good on a par with basic schooling and health care. To flourish in liberal democratic societies, citizens must be personally autonomous, and the educational demands of personal autonomy are too heavy to be met by compulsory schooling alone. To lead autonomous lives, adult citizens need ongoing educational support, support that the liberal democratic state has an obligation to provide. Higher education should therefore be a universal entitlement and free at the point of use.

IMPACT pamphlets are published by the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain in conjunction with Wiley and are available to download free from the Wiley Online Library. Launch attendees will receive a complimentary bound copy of Should students have to borrow? on arrival.

Join us for the seminar and discussion at 6pm, followed by a glass of wine.

To attend, please register by Tuesday 24th May

Brockway Room.

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