The Sunday Times Festival of Education

The Sunday Times Festival of Education, now it its sixth year, brings together the very best of education's most forward thinking advocates, practitioners of change and policy makers. This two day festival has become one of, if not the leading forum for thought leadership, CPD and debate in the Education sector.

The Sunday Times Festival of Education | Wellington College, UK

The event hosts some three thousand attendees and two hundred and seventy-five speakers including government ministers and renowned names who in previous years have included Sir David Starkey, Michael Gove, the poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Sir Bob Geldof and the music promoter Harvey Goldsmith. The line-up for 2015 includes: Tinie Tempah, Sebastian Faulks, Piers Morgan and Kenneth Baker. The event boasts an eclectic mix of themes year on year. For example, previous sessions have included Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali discussing faith in schools, Imogen Stubbs and Alexander Armstrong reading poetry and the racing driving Sir Jackie Stewart and AA Gill presenting on dyslexia.

The Sunday Times Festival of Education | Wellington College, UK

The Festival has gained significant support from sponsors and partners including Google, Microsoft, Dell, the BBC, the RSC, O2 Learn, University of Birmingham, Facebook, Sodexo, Pearson and many others.
Feedback for the Festival delights us each year, with comments including:

"I have rarely, if ever, felt so empowered to imporve my own teaching and to help others improve theirs. I have just spent two days at the Sunday Times Festival of Education, and it was simply amazing."
BH, Assistant Head | Loreto College, St Albans

"It's probably the most cost effective CPD I've done in years."
Sir Mark Grundy, Principal | Shireland Collegiate Academy


"If you ever have the opportunity, I would urge you to attend the Sunday Times Festival of Education."
Neil Hopkins, Headteacher

"If you're a teacher and you've never been to this two day event ...what possible excuse could you have?"
Hannah Tyreman

David Starkey speaking at The Sunday Times Festival of Education | Wellington College, UK

The Sunday Times Festival of Education | Wellington College, UK
The Sunday Times Festival of Education | Wellington College, UK

The Sunday Times Festival of Education | Wellington College, UK

Michael Gove at The Sunday Times Festival of Education | Wellington College, UK

Go to the Sunday Times Festival of Education website.
View highlights from 2014's event.