Honours and Publications

Honours

  • Awarded honorary citizenship by the Mayor of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, June 2009 for services to education
  • Appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year Honour List 2003 for services to education (GBE)
  • Appointed a Knight’s Bachelor in the Queen’s 1989 Birthday Honours for services to education.
  • Honorary doctorate, New England College, May 1991
  • Honorary doctorate, Richmond, The American International University in London, 1998
  • Honorary doctorate, Open University, 2000
  • Honorary doctorate, Brunel University, 2005

Books and Publications

  • My Life as a Social Entrepeneur, published by Amberley, Feb 2013 
  • How English Universities could learn from the US Higher Education System, published by the Institute for Economic Affairs, July 2009 
  • A Good School for Every Child, published by Routledge, April 2009 
  • Education Education Education: 10 years on, jointly with Tony Blair and Elizabeth Reid, published by the Specialist Schools & Academies Trust, 2007
  • Who will champion our vulnerable children, published by the Specialist Schools & Academies Trust, 2006
  • Excellence in Education: the making of great schools, co-author with Conor Ryan, published by David Fulton Publishers, November 2004. Paperback updated version published November 2005
  • Educational outcomes and value added by specialist schools: Analysis, Co-author with Professor David Jesson and Jane Ware, published by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, ISBN 1-873882-88-2. Editions published each year since 1997.
  • The Future of Higher Education, Co-author, published by the Conservative Political Centre, 1996
  • Raising Educational Standards: a personal perspective, published by the Centre for Policy Studies, November 1990, ISBN 1-870265-61-0
  • Employment Examined: the Right approach to more jobs, published by the Centre for Policy Studies, May 1986, ISBN 0-905880-82-X. This paper includes the original proposal to set up specialist schools
  • Bringing accountability back to local government, published by the Centre for Policy Studies, April 1985
  • London Preserv’d, published by the Bow Group, January 1985;
  • Reforming London’s Government, published by the Bow Group, March 1984
  • A Realistic Plan for London Transport, published by the Bow Group in 1982;
  • The Elected Member’s Guide to Reducing Public Expenditure, published by CPC, 1980
  • No More Tick, Co-author with Alan Walters and Peter Lilley, published by the Bow Group, 1974
  • Peace has its Price, published by CPC, 1972
  • The Guide to Study Abroad, Co-author with Professor John A Garraty & Lily von Klemperer, published by Harper & Row (several editions)