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Launch of Centre for Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL)

When Jun 16, 2015
from 02:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Where McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
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To mark the launch of the new Centre for Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) at the University of Cambridge, please join us for the REAL Centre’s inaugural seminar, in association with Camfed.

Tuesday, 16th June 2015 | 14:30 - 17:00 | McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge | Evening Reception 17:00 – 19:00

Welcome and Introduction:
Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
Keynote Speakers:
Julia Gillard, Chair of the Global Partnership for Education and former Prime Minister of Australia
Hans Brattskar, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Dame Barbara Stocking, President, Murray Edwards College, former CEO of Oxfam GB

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As we approach the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals, considerable progress has been made in reducing poverty, improving health outcomes and getting more children into school. Despite this progress, many of the most disadvantaged groups continue to be left behind, both in terms of access and the quality of the services they receive. Notably, girls in developing countries from poor households in rural areas, and those with disabilities, continue to be unlikely to complete primary school; even if they do, they are likely to be amongst the 250 million children who have not learnt the basics. Girls’ education is particularly vulnerable to security concerns, including risks of gender-based violence, which is heightened in situations of armed conflict. Yet evidence shows that education is one of the most important factors for social transformation, ensuring that future generations inherit a more just and equitable world. As a result, global leaders are now turning their attention to ensuring that future international development goals focus on overcoming social inequalities and achieving gender equality.

To celebrate the launch of the Centre for Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, the Director of the Centre, Pauline Rose, Professor of International Education, will be joined by leading academics, girls’ education experts, social policy specialists and representatives of international development agencies to discuss the transformational impact of education, with a focus on the importance of girls' education in particular.

Join us as we share the latest research and innovations in education that are unlocking girls’ and young women’s potential, and driving social transformation.
Your ticket includes an evening reception from 17:00 – 19:00.

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