For the first time, this evening’s Balloon Debate will focus on one theme: Education.
“There are no jobs in the future. We need to stop educating as if there will be.”
Tony Fish is an author, investor and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Fab Labs, a 3D-printing workspace in the City of London.
“Every community needs its pirate ship for learning.”
Catriona Maclay is the founding director of the Hackney Pirates, which helps young people develop their literary skills and confidence. She has also worked at Ashoka, a global network for social entrepreneurs, and as a secondary schoolteacher in North London.
“Schools cannot compensate for society.”
Dr Joanna Williams has worked in and written about schools, colleges and higher education for over 20 years. She is the education editor of Spiked and the author of Consuming Higher Education: Why Learning Can’t Be Bought (Bloomsbury, 2012). Her latest book, “Academic Freedom in an Age of Conformity”, will be published in January.