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Professor Michael Kelly pays tribute to Lord Ron Dearing

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Professor Michael Kelly pays tribute to Lord Dearing whose death at the age of 78 has just been announced.

 'This is a grave loss to education and to language education in particular; he has been the ideal critical friend, spotting good ideas and supporting them but also making his own shrewd judgements. His report on languages brought a turning point in government thinking and has given new momentum to language education in this country.'