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England’s school system ...

Feb 21, 2019 by

Alpesh Maisuria – England’s education system is reaching crisis point. A major problem is the teacher shortage – as schools...

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Just what are ‘zero tole...

Feb 14, 2019 by

F. Chris Curran – When parents and educators discuss school discipline, one of the things that comes up most are “zero...

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Satellites reveal a new view o...

Feb 13, 2019 by

Tamlin M. Pavelsky – In 1889, near the remote border town of Embudo, New Mexico, John Wesley Powell, the famous explorer of the...

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More British children are lear...

Feb 10, 2019 by

Mandarin Chinese is seen as being of increasing strategic importance, and in recent years there’s been a growing number of students...

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Maths: should English schools ...

Jan 29, 2019 by

Mark Boylan – When it comes to education, how countries rank against each other in league tables has become a big influence on...

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Physical activity programmes i...

Jan 23, 2019 by

A third of children in the UK are overweight or obese by the time they reach primary school. Many other countries are facing the same...

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How one German city developed ...

Jan 15, 2019 by

David Gunderman – There are two things that connect the names Gauss, Riemann, Hilbert and Noether. One is their outstanding...

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How celebrity non-experts and ...

Jan 7, 2019 by

Ashley Morgan – When digital media entrepreneur Andrew Keen predicted in 2007 that the user generated focus of Web 2.0 would...

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In 1968, Apollo 8 realised the...

Jan 6, 2019 by

Tom McLeish – Half a century of Christmases ago, the NASA space mission Apollo 8 became the first manned craft to leave low...

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Why pop needs its eccentric ch...

Jan 3, 2019 by

Mark Goodall – Paddy McAlloon, in his more recent guise as a pop eccentric in dress as well as attitude. PR handout...

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Maths: six ways to help your c...

Dec 29, 2018 by

There is a widespread perception that mathematics is inaccessible, and ultimately boring. Just mentioning it can cause a negative...

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How Charles Dickens redeemed t...

Dec 21, 2018 by

The title page from the first edition of A Christmas Carol. John Leech via Wikimedia Commons Richard Gunderman – Though today...

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Silent Night: the story of the...

Dec 20, 2018 by

Martin Clarke – Few Christmas carols evoke the season of peace and goodwill as readily as Silent Night. Two popular stories...

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The toxic legacy of parent sha...

Dec 18, 2018 by

Frank Furedi – Intensive parenting has become the latest target of parent shaming. Having been instructed to constantly...

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Teachers don’t understan...

Dec 13, 2018 by

Cathryn Knight – Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that most of us know for causing problems with writing, reading and...

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T-Levels might mark a ‘r...

Dec 4, 2018 by

After advice from an expert panel, the government recently announced sweeping reforms to improve vocational education for young...

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Girls are being denied access ...

Nov 28, 2018 by

Hannah L Spacey – Girls in the UK are often told that they can do whatever they want. That nothing can stop them. If they can...

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What Chinese students want fro...

Nov 23, 2018 by

While researching why Chinese students come to Europe for higher education, we encountered some tired and stereotypical views in our...

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Academic freedom: I spent four...

Nov 21, 2018 by

John Nagle – The case of the Durham PhD student, Matthew Hedges – who has been arrested and placed in solitary confinement on...

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How World War I changed Britis...

Nov 16, 2018 by

John Taylor – November 2018 marks the centenary of the end of the World War I. It was a turning point in British social...

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