University of Buckingham Vice Chancellor

By | 3rd May 2017

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University of Buckingham Vice Chancellor

University of Buckingham Vice Chancellor


Sir Anthony Seldon was appointed as vice-chancellor from 1 September 2015 from Wellington College where he was 13th Master. The outgoing Vice-Chancellor was Terence Kealey, formerly of the Department of Clinical Biochemistry at Cambridge University, who had held the post since April 2001. Kealey is known for his research that challenges the idea that education and science are public goods needing public subsidies. He wrote an academic book on the subject in 1996, “The Economic Laws of Scientific Research”, which he repackaged and updated for a general audience in 2008 as “Sex, Science and Profits”.

In February 2010, Kealey proposed the establishment of a new independent university, modelled on American liberal arts colleges, that would concentrate on undergraduate teaching rather than research.  The plan is currently being considered by the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC), whose 243 members include independent schools such as Eton College, Winchester College and St Paul’s School, London. Kealey believes that complaints about impersonal teaching and oversized classes at many traditional universities mean there will be strong demand for higher education with staff-student ratios similar to that provided by independent secondary schools. He stepped down in July 2014.


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