Pamela Dow
director of development, prison reform (HMP Wandsworth); founder, De Beauvoir debates

Pamela is a senior Whitehall civil servant with experience of education and justice reform at the highest level. Serving as principal private secretary to Rt Hon Michael Gove MP in his role as secretary of state for education, and then again as his director of strategy at the Ministry of Justice, her particular interest is in public service improvement and how to change culture and practice using the machinery of government.

Pamela has been a judge for the Academy of Ideas Debating Matters Competition for the past two years, including for the 2016 National Final, and helped found Debating Matters Israel. She also set up and runs De Beauvoir Debates, a quarterly event programme in North London.

Follow Pamela on Twitter: @deballoonist


Saturday 22 October, 16.00 Frobisher 4-6
Schools and social mobility: a grammatical error?