Tuesday, 23 April 2013, 1:45PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Origins and Development of the Professions

Professor Sir Roderick Floud FBA

Professor Sir Roderick Floud introduces the symposium, What Makes a Good Professional?

speaker_3roderickfloud02.jpg.crop_display.jpg

Professor Sir Roderick Floud FBA is an Honorary Fellow of Gresham College having served as the Provost of Gresham College between 2008 and 2014, taking over the role from Lord Sutherland of Houndwood KT FBA and being followed by Sir Richard Evans FBA. Sir Roderick Floud is President Emeritus of the London Metropolitan University and he was previously the Chairperson of the Standing Committee for the Social Sciences at the European Science Foundation.

His particular interests in part-time and mature students in higher education has been reflected in many of his publications as well as his participation in numerous boards and committees. Of particular note are his roles as President of Universities UK (representing 121 British Universities), Vice-President of the European University Association (where he was particularly involved in the 'Bologna process' of converging European education systems), and Chair of the Social Sciences Committee of the European Science Foundation (representing research councils and learned academies from thirty European Countries). In 2005 he received a knighthood for his services to Higher Education in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Sir Roderick Floud is an economic historian, with publications on topics as diverse as technological change, the use of IT in the study of history, the evolution of technical education and changes in human height, health and welfare. He holds honorary fellowships from Emmanuel College Cambridge, Wadham College Oxford, Birkbeck College London and the Historical Association, as well as honorary degrees from City University London and the University of Westminster. He was elected an Academician of the Social Sciences in 2000 and a Fellow of the British Academy in 2002.

Read More
Read Less
Related Future Lectures
Related Past Lectures
WATCHED
Part of a series

Recession and Recovery

Professor Jagjit Chadha
Thursday, 29 September 2016 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Employment and Unemployment

Professor Jagjit Chadha
Thursday, 24 November 2016 - 1:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Trends in Inequality

Professor Jagjit Chadha
Thursday, 2 February 2017 - 1:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Debt and the Household Balance Sheet

Professor Jagjit Chadha
Thursday, 16 March 2017 - 6:00PM
WATCHED

What will happen when Artificial Intelligence and the Internet meet the Professions?

Richard Susskind
Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

The External Financing Position

Professor Jagjit Chadha
Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a conference

What is the Value of Finance and Insurance to the Economy?

Professor John Kay CBE FBA FRSE
Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - 7:15PM
WATCHED
Part of a conference

What is the Value of Finance and Insurance to the Economy?

John Nelson
Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - 6:55PM
WATCHED
Part of a conference

What is the Value of Finance and Insurance to the Economy?

Anne Richards CVO CBE FRSE
Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - 6:35PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Assessing the Economic Risks from Brexit

Professor Jagjit Chadha
Thursday, 2 June 2016 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

The Efficient Markets Hypothesis

Professor Jagjit Chadha
Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Computers, People and the Real World

Professor Martyn Thomas CBE
Tuesday, 5 April 2016 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Gardening Entrepreneurs

Professor Sir Roderick Floud FBA
Monday, 21 March 2016 - 1:00PM
WATCHED

The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain

Professor Sir Roderick Floud FBA
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - 6:00PM
WATCHED

More Means Better: Fifty years of Higher Education

Professor Sir Roderick Floud FBA
Thursday, 19 June 2014 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a conference

Middle Class Recruits to Communism: Panel Discussion

Professor Sir Roderick Floud FBA
Thursday, 1 May 2014 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a conference

Questions and Answers from the Middle Class Recruits to Communism

Professor Sir Roderick Floud FBA
Thursday, 1 May 2014 - 4:45PM
WATCHED
Part of a conference

Welcome Address for the Middle Class Recruits to Communism Seminar

Professor Sir Roderick Floud FBA
Thursday, 1 May 2014 - 3:00PM
WATCHED

Immigrants and the Economy: Positive Impact and Political Disregard

Professor Jagjit Chadha
Thursday, 2 June 2016 - 6:00PM
WATCHED

Information Cascade: How We Choose...

Professor Jagjit Chadha
Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 6:05PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Success Story: Implementing the UK Air Traffic Control System

Professor Martyn Thomas CBE
Tuesday, 5 April 2016 - 6:20PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Automation: Can You and Should You?

Professor Martyn Thomas CBE
Tuesday, 5 April 2016 - 6:15PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Introducing IT Systems in an Organisation

Professor Martyn Thomas CBE
Tuesday, 5 April 2016 - 6:05PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Some Macroeconomic Puzzles: Conjectural Refutations - An Introduction By Professor Jagjit Chadha

Professor Jagjit Chadha
Monday, 17 August 2015 - 10:45PM