Universities, Science and Whitehall: Navigating the machinery of government


19th September 2016

Wonkhe is delighted to be joined by Sir David Bell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading and former Permanent Secretary at the Department for Education, to discuss what the new architecture of Whitehall means for UK higher education and research.

As well as a stimulating evening of discussion, Wonkhe will launch a handy guide to the new regime.

david-bell-reading-wonkhe18:00 – 18:30 Registration

18:30 – 18:45 Launch of Wonkhe’s guide to higher education and Whitehall

18:45 – 19:45 Sir David Bell in conversation on the new Whitehall architecture, Alistair Jarvis, Deputy CEO, Universities UK

19:45 – 21:00 Networking reception (food and drink supplied)

Who should attend?

The event will be of use to everyone with an interest in the politics of higher education, including: university Directors of Communications, External Affairs and Policy and their colleagues; professionals working across roles in planning and strategy; private sector staff with an interest in universities, those who work in mission groups, representative bodies, lobby organisations and others that engage with Whitehall.


Monday, 19 September 2016 from 18:00 to 21:00


The Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation – 6 Saint George’s Circus, London, SE1 6FE