C Change Conference 2023


The C Change Conference provides the opportunity to share and contribute your ideas, insights, perceptions and experiences and to connect with others to bring about creative change.

You will have opportunities to step outside of your comfort zone and develop your own creativity.

Keynote speakers include:

Sir Nick Serota Chair of Arts Council England and member of the Board of the BBC. Previously Director of Tate between 1988 and 2017. He has led the Durham Commission on Creativity and Education and has been closely involved with the Cultural Cities Enquiry as well as the development of the Arts Council England Strategy for 2020-30, ‘Let’s Create’. He is the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from 01 February 2021 to 31 January 2025.





Professor Bill Lucas Professor of Learning and Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning (CRL). In 2017 Bill was appointed by the OECD as co-chair of the strategic advisory group for the 2021 PISA test of Creative Thinking which will draw on the work of the CRL. In 2018 he was invited to join the Durham Commission on Creativity in Education as an academic adviser and was co-author of its first report in 2019. He currently curates an online platform, Creativity Exchange, for Arts Council England. Bill is an international adviser to the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority in Australia and to the OECD/CERI research into critical and creative thinking in France. In 2022, Bill was appointed to the Global Institute of Creative Thinking as chair of its advisory board. Bill co-leads the Fellowship Programme of THIS, the Healthcare Studies Institute at the University of Cambridge.


Dr Debra Kidd Associate Lecturer in the PGCE programme at Leeds Beckett University and author of ‘A Curriculum of Hope’. Debra has vast experience, especially looking at literacy, oracy and the power of the Arts, with a clear view on what education is all about and the willingness to speak truth to power. Working across far-flung places including Hong Kong, China, Siberia and Poland, she uses her teaching skills and experience to tap into the power of the Arts to bring untapped creative talents to the fore.




Hywel Roberts Originally a drama teacher in some of the North of England’s most demanding school environments – including special schools and PRUs – Hywel shows how to bring the learning to life for even the most disaffected children and young people. He draws on and has adapted the work of Dorothy Heathcote- ‘Mantle of the Expert’ approach to learner engagement. Hywel shows teachers how to breathe life into the curriculum in a way that has children learning and eager for more.




More exciting speakers to be added soon.

Join us for what will be a day of creative exploration and partnership