“What have PPE-ists ever done for us?”

The panel discussion chaired by Jackie Ashley, renowned journalist and broadcaster, will discuss why so many PPE-ists end up in leadership positions and why the degree is described as a ‘passport to power’. We will also debate whether this is the degree that runs or ruins countries and institutions. This will be a wide-reaching discussion that will look beyond PPE to other degrees that have shaped many important people and moments in our lifetime. Joining Jackie Ashley on the panel will be Nikhil Rathi, Chief Executive of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, Professor Will Davies, The Gabriele Taylor Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, and Aisha Washington, Director of Operations at Get Further and Venture Partner at Ark.

The online Zoom Webinar will begin at 7pm and finish around 8pm, Thursday 14th October 2021.

Please register your interest here and we will forward the invitation and link nearer the time.

For students, the event will be livestreamed in the Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre. Please check your emails for details of how to register.