The HEAD Foundation presented the first lecture in its 2014 public lecture series on 11 February 2014. Entitled “Education and Societal Progress”, the lecture was delivered by the Foundation’s Secretary-General, Professor Gordon Redding to a diverse audience of more than 60 members of the public.
In his lecture, Prof Redding identified the universal traits of societies that have evolved or progressed successfully, and the conditions that have supported such progress. He also shared with the audience the ways in which education creates those favourable conditions, thereby promoting wealth and development in society.
Prof Redding’s presentation was followed by a lively and enthusiastic exchange of ideas with the audience.