'The Shrinking Curriculum' by Tony Little, Headmaster of Eton College

Published: 09/09/2011

"The Shrinking Curriculum' by Tony Little, Headmaster of Eton College
Maitland lecture: Wednesday 21 September 2011 at the Royal Society, London

The Institution is holding its annual Maitland lecture. This year’s speaker is Tony Little, Headmaster of Eton College. Tony will present his talk entitled ‘The Shrinking Curriculum’.

‘The Shrinking Curriculum’ is an enthralling talk, noting a significant shift in education during the last two decades.

In the lecture, Tony Little comments on the way that attitudes and priorities have changed throughout the education system, with greater value now being placed on measurable achievement in particular defined areas often to the detriment of a young person's experience of school.

Tony highlights the issues and suggests potential solutions in an engaging, challenging and entertaining manner, providing food for thought and a valuable insight into the education sector.

About Tony Little

Tony Little was educated at Eton and Cambridge, where he was a Choral Exhibitioner. He read Law for a few days before deciding to read novels instead. He taught at Tonbridge and Brentwood (where he was Head of English and a boarding housemaster) before becoming Headmaster of Chigwell School in 1989.

Some seven years later, he became Headmaster of Oakham, a large co-educational boarding and day school. In September 2002, he took up his post as Headmaster of Eton College.

If you have any questions about the Maitland lecture, please contact the events team: events@istructe.org

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