Ralph Scott

Ralph Scott

Ralph Scott is Head of Citizenship and Political Participation at the think-tank Demos, with research interests in education policy, character, citizenship and social integration.

He is currently leading Demos’ work on character, including two reports published last year – Character Nation and Learning by Doing – as well as an ongoing project in collaboration with The Scout Association piloting a co-curricular intervention in six UK schools, supported by the Department for Education’s Character Grant.

His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and covered by the BBC, the Sunday Times, TES, the Telegraph, the Guardian and the Economist. He is Editor of the Demos Quarterly, Demos’s magazine of political ideas.


Debating the Purpose of Education: a much-needed conversation or a distraction?


Do we know what the purpose of the education system in England is? What value would having a clear purpose bring to everyone involved? And is this just a conversation for educationalists and policy makers or should it be broader? This panel will bring together a range of perspectives from education, policy, business and the […]

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