Introducing a new exclusive speaker: Sir Anthony Seldon
It’s great to be working with Anthony Seldon, former Headmaster of Wellington College, now Vice Chancellor of Buckingham University and one of the UK’s leading educators as well as a prolific political historian and biographer of four British prime ministers including Winston Churchill, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron.
Anthony is well known for his innovations as a Head Master, including his championing of the value of a school’s pastoral life and care, and its emphasis on nurturing the individual and encouraging internationalism and well being.
Anthony founded, with Professor Lord Peter Hennessy, the Institute of Contemporary British History, the internationally renowned body whose aim is to promote research into, and the study of, British history since 1945. He also founded Action for Happiness with Professor Lord Richard Layard and Geoff Mulgan.
Anthony was recently interviewed on the BBC’s Desert Island Discs, in which he speaks candidly about his own life and vulnerability, the need to keep questioning what good education involves, the importance of focusing more on well-being, character and creativity in Britain’s schools and universities and his fascination in the “damaged” personalitites willing to make the sacrifice involved in serving as Britain’s prime minister.
Click here to watch Anthony talking about the importance of mindfulness in the 21st century.