Launch Ceremony

17 May 2013, Logan Hall, Institute of Education, London

The launch ceremony for the IOE Confucius Institute for Schools took place on Friday 17 May in the Institute of Education.

The event celebrated the many ways that Mandarin Chinese is taught in primary and secondary schools across England.  Thank you to our many colleagues and friends who joined us in London for the launch, including our partners from Peking University in China.

Thank you also to the students from Confucius Classrooms for live dance and drama performances, and to our speakers and guests of honour:

Professor Chris Husbands, Director of IOE

Professor Li Yansong, Vice President of Peking University

Professor Sir Adrian Smith, Vice-Chancellor of the University of London

Minister-Counsellor Shen Yang, Chinese Embassy.

Lord Wei of Shoreditch.

Lord Wei

The launch event coincided with the opening of the Confucius Institute’s10th Annual Chinese Conference.

Click here to read about the 10th  Annual Chinese Conference.