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Who are our university leaders?

  • Who are our university leaders?

  • 27 April 2023

  • 5.30PM - 6.30PM

  • Lecture Theatre, Stephenson Building

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Professorial lecture by Professor Sarah Aiston

Vice Chancellors, Presidents or Rectors occupy elite public positions in universities. A cursory glance at the roll call of names across the top 100 universities reveals the dominance of men: only 25% of women hold this position (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2023). This inaugural lecture aims to reflect upon who is included, and who is therefore excluded, from senior leadership roles in the 21st-century academy.

Drawing upon Puwar's (2004) analysis of how certain bodies are naturally entitled to certain spaces, whilst others are not, Professor Aiston will consider the profiles of our leaders, including those who lead the world's most elite institutions globally.

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