About the Society for Educational Studies

The Society for Educational Studies (SES), established in 1951, is one of the leading societies for the advancement of scholarship, debate, and research in Educational Studies in the United Kingdom. It brings together students, teachers, academics, and researchers together with policy makers and analysts in one comprehensive organization. It exists to support the quality and status of research and scholarship in Educational Studies; sponsor the world class publication British Journal of Educational Studies; encourage debate and discussion, especially on policy issues; and act as a public voice for Educational Studies, particularly in responding to critical attacks upon the quality and integrity of the field.

The aims of the Society

The aims of the Society are to discuss and promote study and research in Education by:

  • Ensuring the quality and status of research and scholarship in Educational Studies
  • Encouraging debate and discussion especially on educational policy issues
  • Acting as a public voice for Educational Studies especially in responding to critical attacks on the quality and integrity of the field
  • Recognising distinction in the field of Educational Studies by the award of 'Fellow of the Society for Educational Studies' - FSES
  • Sponsoring the world-class publication - the British Journal of Educational Studies as a vehicle to promote the above aims.

Chair:
Professor Jon Davison
E-mail: Jon.Davison@gre.ac.uk

Honorary Treasurer:
Dr Liam Gearon
University of Oxford
E-mail: liam.gearon@education.ox.ac.uk

Honorary Secretary:
Professor James Arthur
University of Birmingham
Email: j.arthur@bham.ac.uk

Members of the Executive Body:

  • Professor James Arthur (Chair)
  • Professor Gaynor Attwood
  • Professor Jon Davison
  • Professor Liam Gearon (Honorary Treasurer)
  • Dr Helen Hanna
  • Professor Gary McCulloch (Editor, British Journal of Educational Studies)
  • Professor Andrew Peterson
  • Chris Philpott
  • Dr Mike Waring
  • Dr Emma Williams

Administrators:

  • Aidan Thompson