The Beautiful Tree' by James Tooley. The Eighteenth Annual IEA Hayek Memorial Lecture

11 June 2009, 6.30pm
One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA

This year's Hayek Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Professor James Tooley on his work on private education in the developing world

The Institute of Economic Affairs and CQS invite you to attend the Eighteenth Annual IEA Hayek Memorial Lecture by:

Professor James Tooley

Professor of Education Policy, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

'The Beautiful Tree: A Personal Journey Into How the World's Poorest People are Educating Themselves.'

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'The Beautiful Tree'

Everyone from Bono to UNESCO is looking for a silver bullet to bring schooling within reach of the poorest children on Earth. James Tooley may have found one.

While researching private schools in India for the World Bank, and worrying that he was doing little to help the poor, Professor Tooley wandered into the slums of Hyderabad’s Old City. Shocked to find it overflowing with small, parent-funded schools, he set out to discover if they could help achieve universal education. So began the adventure lyrically told in 'The Beautiful Tree', th