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How to launch and run a school network in Africa – an inspiring tale of repeated failure - Insights Public Lecture

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  • Tuesday 17th October 2017 17:30 (1 hour, 15 mins)
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John Rendel, Founder and Chief Executive, Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS)

Tuesday 17th October 2017, 17:30-18:45

The founder of the multi-award-winning UK charity, PEAS, discusses the highs and lows of running a network of secondary schools in Africa. Could the UK’s academies-style public–private partnerships play a role in educating the tens of millions of out-of-school children across Africa?

Free admission, all seats are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Public lectures at Newcastle University are free and open to all. The aim is to offer a programme that will inform, stimulate, entertain, and excite debate.

Many speakers are leaders in their field and all have something of special interest to convey. The lectures cover a wide range of disciplines and frequently include key contemporary issues, particularly those that affect our daily lives.

Any views expressed by speakers are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Newcastle University.

All lectures are free and open to all, with spaces allocated on a first-come first-served basis. For more popular talks an overspill room will be in operation.

Recordings of past lectures can be found here.


  • Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building,
  • Newcastle University
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • NE1 7RY


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