At a glance headlines: June 25, 2015

A new chairman for the Education Select Committee, a live science symposium and new First World War resources are among the SecEd at a glance headlines for June 25, 2015.

The Conservative MP Neil Carmichael has been elected as chair of the House of Commons Education Select Committee. The MP for Stroud will replace Graham Stuart MP, who held the position during the last Parliament. Mr Carmichael gained 294 votes in the final round of voting, beating his nearest rival Tim Loughton MP by 42 votes. The committee’s role is to scrutinise government education policy through hearings and inquiries and to make recommendations to government ministers. Visit:

Science teachers are being invited to follow live a symposium being held to inspire the next generation of accelerator scientists and engineers. The event, aimed at sixth-formers, is taking place tomorrow (Friday, June 26) at the Cockcroft Institute. Accelerator science is a young discipline covering skills such as particle acceleration, beam technologies and laser science. Speakers include Professor Brian Cox and fellows of the institute, who will be discussing and presenting their work. Visit:

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