Education and Lifelong Learning

Education, for many, defined the zeitgeist of the 1960s; it was quintessential to aspirations for a better future. Ditchley itself was (and still is) fundamentally an educational enterprise; it is not surprising that education alongside questions of democracy, economics, international governance and trade was a major pre-occupation. Lively and free-thinking, discussions at Ditchley addressed contemporary challenges, often with those we now recognise as historic figures – people who made the arguments and took decisions that led to the next half century of educational change.