2023 Kevin Marjoribanks Memorial Lecture

Mr Ziauddin Yousafzai

The Importance of Girls' Education: A Father's Perspective.

By Mr Ziauddin Yousafzai

On behalf of The School of Education at The University of Adelaide, you are invited to join the 2023 Kevin Marjoribanks Memorial lecture titled 'The Importance of Girls’ Education: A Father’s Perspective.'

The memorial lecture is named in honour of Professor Kevin Marjoribanks whose life-long research focused on the analysis of inequalities in education. Professor Kevin Marjoribanks was appointed as Dean of the School of Education in 1974, served as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Adelaide from 1987 to 1993, and retired as Dean of the School of Education in 2006. The Oration is funded by his family through a benefaction.

This year’s guest speaker is Mr Ziauddin Yousafzai, an educational activist and teacher. He believes in the importance of girls’ education. After the Talibanisation of the region where they lived, his daughter Malala (Nobel Prize winner, 2014) took a stand beside him in the fight for the education rights of girls. Mr Yousafzai is known globally for his commitment to peace and his ongoing efforts for the education of girls in Pakistan and beyond. He is co-founder of the Malala Foundation with his daughter.

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