The National Curriculum is the single most important reform to British education. In this lecture, Professor Rae explains why the central government should be deciding what is taught in schools and outlines his own ideal curriculum.
Professor John Rae was the Gresham Professor of Rhetoric between 1988 and 1990. He was educated at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and the Department of War Studies, King's College London. He was headmaster of Westminster School between 1970 and 1986.