The Brexit Sword hanging over our universities5 December 2017
Speaking about Brexit and its impact on UK universities the Bynum Tudor Fellow for the 2017-18 academic year, Lord Bilimoria CBE, delivered a timely and highly relevant Bynum Tudor Lecture for 2017.
Lord Bilimoria asked whether the Government was making universities a priority, and whether they are appreciated by either the public or the Government. He went on to highlight the importance of international students to both universities and the wider UK economy before pointing out the loss of funding which will result from leaving the EU, he then drew this conclusion:
“[…] Brexit is a huge mistake. It is a sword hanging over our universities, be it our students, academics and our research.”
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About the Bynum Tudor Fellowship
The Bynum Tudor Fellowship is named after the late Bynum Tudor, a great friend of the College. It aims to establish new approaches to sharing, integrating and developing professional and academic knowledge. The Fellows are dynamic and innovative thinkers from the worlds of politics, education, business, and the professions, who as members of the College are able to influence the extent and quality of Oxford’s involvement in the world of professional learning. The first Fellow was appointed in 2004. Previous holders include Nobel Prize Winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu; UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka; film producer Lord David Puttnam; Chairman of L’Oréal UK and Ireland, Lady Sylvia Jay; Chairman of Motorola, Sir David Brown; and, most recently, Dr Marcy McCall MacBain, Director of the McCall MacBain Foundation.