Life Lessons - Melissa Benn


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Melissa Benn is a writer, journalist and campaigner. She was educated at Holland Park comprehensive and the London School of Economics where she graduated with a First in history. Her essays and journalism have appeared in a wide range of publications, including The Independent, The Times, Marxism Today, the London Review of Books and Cosmopolitan. A speaker and broadcaster, Benn is a regular contributor to The Guardian and New Statesman, and has written several acclaimed books, including School Wars: The Battle for Britain’s Education (2011), What Should We Tell Our Daughters? (2014) and The Truth About Our Schools (2016). Her latest, Life Lessons (2018) ‘is an eloquent and much needed blueprint for a more equitable education system.’ @melissa_benn Recorded live at Wilton's Music Hall London in April 2019. 5x15 brings together five outstanding individuals to tell of their lives, passions and inspirations. There are only two rules - no scripts and only 15 minutes each. Learn more about 5x15 events: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram:

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