Thursday, 18 October 2012

Vince Cable and Cass


The Sir John Cass's Foundation Lecture this year had the topic of "Accelerating Social Mobility: Improving Life Chances". It was delivered by The Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. It took place in the Auditorium of the Cass Business School in Bunhill Row to an audience of about 250 including myself and the Mistress, plus the Chair of the Marketors Trust, Trevor Brignall. The basic message was that the key to mobility was education and there was an outline of the Governments educational policy.

After the lecture there was a reception followed by a dinner for a select few at which I had the opportunity  to present a cheque from the Marketors Trust to the Dean of Cass Business School, Richard Gillingwater CBE for the Marketors bursary. The Award is to be presented to the student at the Bowden Dinner tomorrow. It was refreshing to mix with a different group of people with different interests and over dinner to also to discover that of our four immediate neighbors, three either lived or worked close to us in Bermondsey. And so it was back home and on to writing my presentation for tomorrow.

John Flynn
Master Marketor  

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