Set the children free – show them the joy of reading for reading’s sake

To slip the confines of reality for 15 or 20 minutes is a superpower too few of our schools are nurturingFor many young people today, books are only...

What is the point of higher education if it doesn’t make people happy?

Forcing universities to compete with each other is a bad idea. What we need is a Teaching Happiness FrameworkIn The Methods of Ethics, a book read only by...

The advertising industry has a diversity problem – apprenticeships can help

It’s really important that our workforce reflects the kind of people that we’re advertising to, says Sue Frogley, UK chief executive of Publicis MediaIam always very transparent about...

Universities need to promote more women to professor

Women are still underrepresented in leadership positions in universities – this has to change“Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated.” Those were the words uttered...

Breakthrough for NHS as hundreds more men study nursing

Numbers of males – especially school-leavers – wanting to get on college courses are the highest in a decadeThe NHS has seen a significant rise in the number of men applying...

May I have a word about… the not-so insightful language of academe

When it comes to the mangling of English, political psychologists reign supremeMy beleaguered and battered Brexit brethren, I would like to bring you relief, but monumental language mangling...

UK’s Prevent guidance to universities unlawful, court rules

Court of appeal finds Prevent guidelines on inviting controversial speakers violate freedom of speechThe government’s Prevent duty guidance to universities is unlawful and must be rewritten, judges have ruled...

Cambridge University offers disadvantaged students second chance to apply

Up to 100 places to be available under scheme as part of efforts to improve diversityThe University of Cambridge is seeking to increase student diversity by offering disadvantaged candidates who narrowly...

Birmingham school stops LGBT lessons after parents protest

Hundreds of children withdrawn from Parkfield community school for dayA primary school that taught pupils about homosexuality as part of a programme to challenge homophobia has stopped the lessons...

‘It’s not about my school’: teacher’s TV drama depicts stress in class

Adam Simpson, head of English at a Cheshire school, explains how he combines full-time teaching with part-time writing“ONOMATO PO E.I.A. BOOM!, ONOMATO PO E.I.A. BOOM!” bellows a teacher to...

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