David Davies

I completed my PGCE with Dr Richard Cootes in 1973 and matriculated via New College in 1972.

I subsequently completed an MA at Cambridge ,D.Prof. at Middlesex and an MEd at Liverpool.

I have been head of Public Programmes at the Cambridge Institute (Madingley Hall) and a Fellow of Hughes Hall; a staff tutor in Education at the Open University; Head of Adult Education at Surrey University; Deputy Principal of Westhill College of HE at Birmingham; Professor of Education at Birmingham and the University of Derby where I was also Head of the Education and Social Sciences Faculty at formal retirement in 2007. Since then I have been supervising doctoral students.

Oxford Education Society

As a member of the OES committee I would like to use my experience of lecturing and teaching and managing in further and higher education to contribute to the OES. I would hope to persuade Oxford educationalists to be more “Access” aware and to engage with widening participation and issues around emerging (and older persisting) inequalities.