Public lecture on ‘Nurturing the Spirit of Inquiry’
(14 November 2005)
From Vice-Chancellor of the University of Zambia on Wednesday 16 November at Durham University
Professor Robert Serpell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Zambia, is delivering a special public lecture entitled ‘Nurturing the spirit of inquiry: a role for higher education’ which will explore the relationship between higher education and the student, the process of education and the issues of education in a variety of cultures on Wednesday 16 November.
The lecture will take place at 6.30pm to 7.30pm in Ed 101 in the Durham University School of Education, Main Building, Leazes Road, Durham and has been organised by the School of Education.
For the past three decades, Professor Serpell has been one of the world's leading researchers on issues of education in a variety of cultures. His work on differing cultural conceptions of intelligence has proven to be a seminal influence on the field. A prolific writer, his publications include such books as, The significance of schooling: life journeys in an African society (1993) and Becoming literate in the city: the Baltimore Early Childhood Project (2004, both published by Cambridge University Press). More recently, Professor Serpell has endeavoured to apply his principles and ideas through his role as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Zambia.
Sir Kenneth Calman, Vice-Chancellor of Durham University said: “At Durham University we are proud of our international links with universities worldwide and we are delighted to welcome Professor Serpell as a distinguished member of the international community of experts in education.”