“We play on a grotesquely uneven playing field of life.”

Lee Elliot Major – TEDxExeter 2019

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Lee Elliot Major

How can we level the playing field of life?

Social mobility is getting worse, leading to extremes of inequality and a disconnected, dysfunctional elite. So what can we do to create a more level playing field? Lee Elliot Major explores how middle-class privilege is increasingly ingrained by our education system, arguing that radical reforms are needed to tackle a massive waste of talent.

Lee Elliot Major is the first Professor of Social Mobility at the University of Exeter, former chief executive of the Sutton Trust and author of the Penguin book Social Mobility and Its Enemies.

Lee will be receiving an OBE in recognition of his work on social mobility.

Biography Published 2019

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