OES Launch 2010

The Oxford Education Society was launched on Saturday 4th December 2010 at the Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford

Professor Richard Pring, Oxford’s first Professor of Education, drew on his diaries of 14 years as Director of the Department of Education to give a brief history of that period. Professor Pring said “I think there is enough comedy, and sufficient lack of tragedy, for this to be an appropriate talk for this occasion. But it will have its serious side too in looking to the Department’s future. My diaries over the period 1989 to 2003 reflect the changing governance of Oxford University and the changing national context within which the Department had to work and change, yet maintain the aims for which it was established over 100 years ago.”