Alka Sehgal Cuthbert has worked in education for over 20 years. She writes on educational and cultural issues, for online publications. Her doctoral thesis argues for a progressive defence of liberal subject-based education, with a particular focus on the relationship between knowledge and values.
She is a governor at the East London Science School.
Rise of European populism: the revenge of politics?
"The 2012 Battle of Ideas at the Barbican was the best ever. It was bustling with interesting people, punchy debates and new ideas. I can't wait for 2013's."
Philippe Legrain, adviser to José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission