David Willetts served as MP for Havant in Hampshire from 1992 to 2015. He was the Minister of State for Universities and Science from 2010 to 2014, and became a member of the House of Lords in 2015. He is currently the Executive Chair of the Resolution Foundation.
Lord Willetts will speak about the past and future of universities, the subject of his most recent book “A University Education”. He will speak both about how we have ended up with the higher education system that we have, and about the challenges facing universities today as globalisation and technological innovation continue to gain pace.