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Sir John Cass's Foundation Lecture 2016


Public, Staff, Students, Alumni, Academics

This year, the Sir John Cass's Foundation is celebrating 10 years of its prominent lecture series.

We would like to welcome you to join us at this year's lecture at Cass Business School, with lecture delivered by:

Professor Sir Adrian Smith, Vice-Chancellor, University of London.

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Established in 1748 and now a major independent educational charity benefiting the whole of London, the Foundation takes its name from its founder, Sir John Cass. Born in 1661, Cass served as Alderman, Sheriff and MP for the City of London and was knighted in 1712.

Today the Foundation has links in nursery, primary, secondary and tertiary sectors of education, supporting its primary and secondary schools in London, as well as the Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture & Design, within London Metropolitan University, and the Cass Halls of Residence in Hackney, providing good quality, low-cost, student accommodation.

The Foundation prides itself on developing long-term partnerships with key educational establishments, awarding in 2001 a multimillion pound grant to City University’s Business School, subsequently re-named the Cass Business School.

In 2008, the Foundation granted a substantial donation to the University of East London (UEL) developing a new state-of-the-art teaching and research centre, named the Sir John Cass School of Education and Communities, which quickly established itself as one of London’s foremost centres for teacher training with many alumni working in local schools.

Recent developments have resulted in additional funding being awarded to the London College of Fashion expanding their women’s prisoner education programme at HMP Send (Big Society Award Winner 2014) and founding a social enterprise at HMP Holloway which is training female prisoners in garment making, providing
industry recognised transferrable skills.

Throughout its 270 year history, the Foundation has always kept pace with educational development and recently a partnership has been built between the Foundation and the Baker Dearing Trust, in support of the expansion of technical education, and the creation of University Technical Colleges.

Sir John Cass’s Foundation continues to advance its mission to help educate London’s young people living in low-income and disadvantaged communities. The Foundation launched a major fundraising campaign last year to significantly support new innovation enabling more young people to benefit from outstanding educational interventions.

Finally the Foundation was delighted to announce this year, two considerable grants. Firstly, a £1 million  partnership with Cass Business School, aiding local state secondary schools, through a combination of individual mentoring and group coaching delivered by undergraduates to pupils aged 14-18. One of the beneficiaries being the Foundation’s own secondary school. Secondly, £2.6 million was awarded to London Metropolitan University to advance its work in widening participation to higher education by pioneering ways of engaging with students in some of London’s most underprivileged boroughs.

To find out more about the event, please contact Jane Miller, Sir John Cass's Foundation.

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6.00pm - 9.00pmWednesday 28th September 2016