Roche Society Lecture

30/03/2017 @ 14:00 to 15:30
Location: Recital Room

Professor Gerald Pillay— ‘Education as Liberation’

Education is the primary stimulus not merely for social and economic development but for shaping a culture and establishing a humane society. This lecture explores the role the University played in forming and civilising Europe. The role of the Cathedral schools and the nature of the very first universities in the west and in the USA will be explored to illustrate the seminal role that the Church has played in university education

Gerald Pillay FRSA, Vice Chancellor & Rector of Liverpool Hope University

Professor Pillay, a citizen of New Zealand, was born in the former British colony of Natal in South Africa. He is widely published and has a distinguished academic career. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Rhodes University and a Doctor of Theology degree from the University of Durban.

Professor Pillay joined Liverpool Hope University College as Rector in 2003 and become Liverpool Hope University’s first Vice-Chancellor in 2005 when the institution was given full university status.


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