‘Should students pay for their own university education?’

Join us next Wednesday evening for an interesting and interactive discussion of this topic by Peter Ainsworth!
With the recent Tory victory in the general elections, many students are worried about the possibility of rising tuition fees at universities. But should the government be in the business of subsidising university tuition at all?
Venue: LR1, Christ Church College
Date: Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Time: 19:00 – 20:00In a recent paper* published by the Institute of Economic Affairs, Peter Ainsworth argues that students themselves, rather than the state, should bear the costs of their own education. Mr. Ainsworth proposes that universities should instead be funded by a ‘free-market graduate tax’, in which universities would receive payments from the earnings premium of its graduates rather than from the purse strings of the state. Mr. Ainsworth argues that such a system would be more efficient for funding universities, and also fairer for society.*http://www.iea.org.uk/sites/default/files/publications/files/DP_Universities%20challenged_web.pdf
Co-hosted by the Oxford Hayek Society and the Oxford PPE Society.

About the speaker:

Peter Ainsworth is the Managing Director of EM applications, a software and consulting firm that assists the global investment community with the measurement and understanding of market risk and uncertainty, and has a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge.



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To answer this question, the Oxford Hayek Society and Oxford Economics Society have invited Dr. Kristian Niemietz of the Institute of Economic Affairs and Dr. Helen Salisbury of National Health Action Party to have a debate on this issue in 5th week. More details to come!


Time again for “The Next Generation”!

Each month, one of our Partner organisations, the Adam Smith Institute, invites under-30s to meet at its Westminster offices for free drinks, networking with like-minded libertarians and a short talk by whoever interesting is in town. Sign up to May’s TNG with Mark Wallace on “picking apart the campaign carnage”!

You can view and sign up to the event on Facebook here.



Election night party

ballot box photo- election party

Next term Hayek Society, in Partnership with The Oxford Forum, will be running an election night party to watch the results come in. All are welcome and there will be no charge. Just turn up for as long as you like and watch political history unfold. Feel free to bring along alcohol either to celebrate or drown out the pain, depending on the results.

View and join the event here.