Leading light of education sector will explore future for universities
By Sarah Wood
A leading light in the higher education sector will explore the future for universities at Gloucester Cathedral this month.
Professor Joy Carter CBE will present the Michael Perham University and Cathedral Lecture 2023 on May 22.
Formerly the vice-chancellor of the University of Winchester, Professor Carter will argue that universities should embrace the spiritual and social needs of a complex and changing world in the 21st century.
An academic with research based in geochemistry and health, Professor Carter was awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours List in 2018 for services to higher education.
Passionate about all aspects of sustainability and social justice, she has a particular interest in climate change, widening participation, sport and animal welfare.
The Michael Perham University and Cathedral Lecture 2023 will be held at Gloucester Cathedral on Monday May 22 at 7pm. Admission is free but tickets must be booked in advance.
The Michael Perham University and Cathedral Lecture series commemorates Michael Perham. As well as being Bishop of Gloucester, Michael was pro-chancellor of University of Gloucestershire for many years, served as chair of the university council and was instrumental in developing closer relationships between the university and the diocese.
Professor Joy Carter was formally the Chair of GuildHE and for many years served on the Universities UK Board. She has also chaired the Cathedrals Group of Universities and the Church of England's Advisory Group for the Foundation for Educational Leadership.
As an ambassador for higher level skills and vocational learning, Professor Carter chaired the University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC). She was previously the vice-chair of UCAS and a former board member of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).
Professor Carter is currently Chair of St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, while she also chaired the Cathedrals Group of Universities and the Church of England's Advisory Group for the Foundation for Educational Leadership.
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