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Durham University

Durham Commission on Creativity in Education


The Commission has published a number of critical reports relating to its work.

The first report published in October 2019 by the Durham Commission was our final report from the main phase of our work. This report presented the findings of a significant body of research, and set out the recommendations for stimulating creativity within educational settings.

In 2020, a study was undertaken by researchers from Durham University’s School of Education to understand the early impact of the main report, four months on from its publication. This evaluation report was published in July 2020.

Almost exactly a year and a half after the publication of its main report, the Commission published a second report reflecting on the impact of Covid-19 on young people and their education. The second report presents an overview of work to date and the next steps in progressing with the recommendations from the Commission, which have been refocused in light of the pandemic.

Click on the links below to read each report.