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Richard Watson Presents ‘The Future of Education’ Lecture

Richard Watson Foundation LectureMonday 3rd October saw futurist Richard Watson return to the Stamford Endowed Schools to launch the Autumn Term’s Foundation Lecture series.

Sixth Former, Imogen Serjeant, introduced and welcomed Mr Watson to the stage. His topic ‘The Future of Education’ challenged conventional education models and covered the skills, knowledge and experience that students will need to succeed in the future to undertake jobs that currently do not exist.

He felt that there was a particular need to keep the balance between the use of technology and human interaction, stressing the great importance that teachers have on our children’s futures. Richard continued by explaining that technology has a valuable role to play but ultimately great teachers and the use of pen and paper based learning are the greatest resources we have available to us.

Questions from the audience then followed, before by a vote of thanks from Sixth Former, Rory Russell. The talk was based upon a chapter of Richard’s latest book, ‘Digital vs Human: how we’ll live, love and think in the future’ which was sold on the evening.

Director of Communications and Development, Rachael Petrie commented, “Foundation Lectures are designed to provoke thinking, challenge ideas and stimulate discussions. This lecture certainly achieved that bringing us ideas and concepts that could shape the future of education.”