21 May 2024

The Centre for Research in Educational and Social Inclusion and History Trust of South Australia invite you to attend a public lecture:

'Charles Kingston and SA Politics from 1885 - 1900'

In this public lecture – the fourth in a series on South Australia’s Premiers and democracy - Professor Alan Reid AM will explore the big changes in democratic practice that occurred between 1885-1900 in South Australia.  He will focus particularly on Charles Kingston, the controversial character who bestrode the political scene in the last decade of the nineteenth century.

Professor Emeritus Alan Reid AM is Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of South Australia. He has been a leading figure in some significant educational policy developments at the state and national levels; and his research and writing in education focuses on curriculum, education policy, and education and democracy. His most recent book ‘Changing Australian Education: How policy is taking us backwards and what can be done about it’ was published in 2020 by Allen and Unwin and argues for new directions in Australian education. In the past two years he has been working on a project which traces the development of democracy in South Australia. Alan is currently a Board member of the History Trust of South Australia, and a member of the Education Innovation Council.