Professor Alison Wolf
author, The XX Factor: how the rise of working women has created a far less equal world; cross-bench peer

Alison Wolf is an academic and a cross-bench peer (Baroness Wolf of Dulwich). She is Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management and directs the International Centre for University Policy Research within the Policy Institute at King’s College London.  She specialises in the relationship between education and the labour market.

She was the founding chair of governors for King’s College London Mathematics School, a highly successful state school for talented young mathematicians aged 16-19. In March 2011, she completed the Wolf Review of Vocational Education for the secretary of state for education, whose recommendations were accepted and implemented. She writes frequently for the national press and for think tanks. Alison was a member of the Independent Panel for the Augar Review of Post-18 Education and Funding (reported to the government in May 2019).

Alison was educated at the universities of Oxford and Neuchatel, and has worked as a US government analyst as well as an academic. Publications include The XX Factor: How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World  and Does Education Matter?


Sunday 3 November, 16:00 Frobisher 4-6
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