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Chancellor's Commission Hearing - National, 4 November 15:00 - 18:00, The Shard

Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA, will Chair the final hearing of the Chancellor's Commission into the future roles and impact of the University of Warwick in the Midlands region over the coming period.

The Commission has been established to consider the future roles of the University of Warwick in Coventry, Warwickshire and the wider Midlands, and to create a long term vision and strategy for delivering these roles. A key part of this process is convening a number of hearings- focused on Coventry, Warwickshire, local neighbourhoods, the Midlands, and national considerations, respectively.

This hearing will provide an opportunity for people to present their perspectives on emerging trends and priorities for universities, their impacts on and future contributions to the economic and social well being of cities and regions.

If you would like to attend please complete the registration form below.


14:30 Registration and refreshments available
15:00 Welcome and introduction – Chair Matthew Taylor
15:10 Keynote: National reform agenda for university involvement with place - Chris White MP
15:25 Universities and devolution - implications and strategic choices - Kevin Richardson
15:35 The role of universities in the 'Midlands Engine' - Martin Yardley
15:50 The Commission so far, key lines of inquiry, and purpose of the session - Sir Richard Lambert
16:05 Panel - Q&A and discussions from the plenary
16:25 Break

Round table discussions on key themes:

  • what needs to change at a national policy level to incentivise universities to play leading roles in place shaping?

  • are there specific opportunities and challenges for the University of Warwick and the Commission, and how should these be progressed?

17:20 Plenary feedback
17:50 Closing remarks and next steps


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Purpose: To enable the Commission to receive and discuss views on the emerging trends and priorities for Universities, and their impacts on and future contributions to the economic and social well being of cities and regions.

Venue: WBS, The Shard, London

Date: Wednesday 4 November 2015

Times: 14:30 – 15:00 arrival and refreshments, 15:00-18:00 hearing