The IFS Higher Education Conference 2012
The concept has stayed the same for the last four years with key speakers keeping the delegates up to date with the education and financial world, with Professor Geoff Layer OBE and visiting Professor Paul Ramsden from the Institute of Education sharing their views in the current economic climate. In the afternoon their we're a series of breakout sessions which included keynote discussions and some juggling, this tested the academics concentration levels as well as bringing along some humorous moments. The day ended with a debate between John Hearn who is a member of the senior faculty and Professoer David Miles who is a member of the monetary policy committee at the Bank of England.
The IFS offices are spacious and have a series of large windows covering either side of the conference rooms and class rooms, it was a miserable day with showers on and off and with the blinds closed it made the main meeting room darker then normal, thankfully with the 50mm and 135mm fast lenses it just meant that I had to over expose, in some cases as much as one stop which gave the images a brighter feel to them.