23 January 2009
No. 11 (08-09)



The Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee will hold its first evidence session in this inquiry on Wednesday 28 January when evidence will be heard from:

At 9.30 am:

Professor Rick Trainor, President, Universities UK;
Professor Malcolm Grant, Chairman of the Russell Group;
Professor Les Ebdon CBE, Chair of Million+; and
Professor Geoffrey Crossick, Warden, Goldsmiths, University of London, representing the 1994 Group

At 10.30 am:

Professor David Baker, Chair of GuildHE;
Ms Pat Bacon, Principal and CEO, St Helen’s College, representing the 157 Group; and
Professor John Craven, Vice-Chancellor, University of Portsmouth, representing University Alliance

The session will take place in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House.

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