The next symposium


July 2024

Jesus College, University of Cambridge

The Seventh Cambridge Symposium on Knowledge in Education will be held in early July 2024 at Jesus College, Cambridge. 

The symposium will bring together researchers and teachers who see knowledge as an object of study that is central to addressing all educational questions. Aimed at exploring the social conditions of knowledge production and exchange as well as its structuring in the curriculum, the symposium’s central concern will be with the promotion of access for all to cognitively powerful forms of knowledge as a principle of social justice and as a means of interrupting the reproduction of social inequality. Especially encouraged are contributions from those currently engaged in empirical enquiries into curricula, pedagogy and assessment that are informed by the family of traditions, such as social realism and Bernsteinian studies, which has established this as a primary focus.

Further details will be available here in late 2023. In the meantime queries can be directed to Brian Barrett ( or Chris Corbel (