The Wire star Dominic West heads festival line-upBy Hugh Fort
June 21, 2012
The Wire star Dominic West will join education secretary Michael Gove at an annual Festival of Education in Crowthorne.
Top figures from education, the media, technology and the arts will gather at the festival at Wellington College this weekend.
Around 200 speakers will discuss the future of education at the event, which is held at the college in Dukes Ride, Crowthorne, on Saturday and Sunday.
The event will feature a number of different education-related speeches, debates and workshops over the course of the weekend and around 2,000 people are expected to attend.
One of the speakers will be motor racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart, who has been a dyslexia campaigner for many years and has previously spoken of how the condition crippled his confidence as a child.
He said: “I am looking forward to speaking on a subject which I am passionate about and where changes have to be made to address the problems of children with learning disabilities.”
He will be speaking at 10.15am on Saturday on ‘Fighting the Establishment: his battle with dyslexia’.
Other speakers include Michael Wilshaw, head of Ofsted, Poet Laureate Carol Duffy and Dominic West, pictured left, star of hit TV crime show The Wire.
Deputy headteacher Jane Lunnon, who has organised the event, said: “We are very much looking forward to the Festival of Education.
“It promises to be a massive event and we just hope it doesn’t rain.
“We think it’s the biggest event of its type in the country and are very proud of some of the speakers we have got coming along.
“There will be 12 different debates, speeches and workshops running simultaneously over the weekend as well as music.”
For more information visit www.festivalofeducation.org.uk