What makes a great school? Both parents and teachers have long asked this question, and each answer may paint a different portrait of what schools are meant for. Sir Anthony Seldon discusses the perfect school formula to help ensure the best possible education and learning environment for your child. 


Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Buckingham since 2015, is one of Britain’s leading contemporary historians, educationalist, commentator and political author.

He was head of Brighton College and of Wellington College, two of Britain's leading independent schools. He is author of over 40 books on contemporary history, including the inside books on the last four Prime Ministers, politics and education, was the co-founder and first director of the Institute for Contemporary British History, is co-founder of Action for Happiness, honorary historical adviser to 10 Downing Street, chair of the National Comment Awards, a member of the Government’s First World War Culture Committee, and a governor of The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Anthony Seldon

The full 2019 timetable will be published on Tuesday 8 October.