Education, Lord Taylor of Warwick

Education and Society

My Lords, I, too, thank the most reverend Primate for this timely debate. It was Aristotle who said: “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all”. Education should be about understanding, not just memory. The whole-person view of education is clear from the Bible. Christ is spoken of as a teacher many times in the Gospels, …

Lord John Taylor of Warwick

United States: Foreign Policy

When I was chancellor of Bournemouth University, I had the pleasure of conferring on the noble Lord, Lord Ashdown, an honorary doctorate, and I still remember the inspiring way he spoke that day. I declare my interests, in that I am married to an American, and my children are British and American. I am also an honorary colonel in the …

Living to Learn or Learning to Live?

Church of England Article By Lord Taylor of Warwick It was Benjamin Franklin who said, “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest“. A teacher at my Birmingham grammar school helped me see that a university education might, in the long term, be better for me than playing soccer for Aston Villa. I am not sure Villa would have gained much …

Lord Taylor of Warwick, Higher Education

Higher Education Bill

My Lords, it was Benjamin Franklin who said: “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest”. A teacher at my Birmingham grammar school helped me to see that a university education might, in the long term, be better for me than playing soccer for Aston Villa. I am not sure that Villa would have gained much from my services …