On Choice

Feb 9, 2016 by

Colin Hannaford Oxford, England If ever you are in Oxford in term time, and if you are not a student, or an even more important...

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A KINDER WAY TO TEACH: TO LEAR...

Dec 14, 2015 by

A KINDER WAY TO TEACH: TO LEARN: A history of heroic failure Colin Hannaford Oxford, England I always knew that my spectacularly...

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From our British and Internati...

Jun 13, 2015 by

Professor Lord Martin Rees is a year older than me. He was born, like me, in June. He is also a Gemini. And from this point his...

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Educating Messiahs

Jan 2, 2014 by

FOREWORD There can be no greater gratification for a teacher than to hear gracious and encouraging words from former students. All of...

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Educating Messiahs

Apr 4, 2013 by

Colin Hannaford – In this final essay for ‘Educating Messiahs’ .. Ouch! How many times have I written that? Let’s start again....

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DISCOVERING SOULS.

Aug 23, 2012 by

23TH August 2012.   Dear Friends, Oh, intimations of mortality! I was of course delighted to be asked by my old pupils to ‘tell...

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First Religion

Jun 11, 2012 by

  Dear Friends, I begin this today, on the 3rd June, my birthday. So many of you have sent me birthday greetings that I cannot...

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Insights on Religion, Spiritua...

May 14, 2012 by

Report from Colin Hannaford, EducationViews British and Foreign Correspondent Last week I attended a major conference in Oxford on...

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Freak

Apr 12, 2012 by

Colin Hannaford – All teachers know this nightmare. This is supposed to be a quiet lesson, and the whole class has gone...

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Imagine

Apr 1, 2012 by

Colin Hannaford – It is clearly only accident that the sounds of ‘certain’ and ‘Satan’ are similar in English. The OED makes...

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Between a Rock and a Hard Plac...

Mar 23, 2012 by

Dear Readers, I have been in France for almost two weeks – with total writers’ block. I had thought this happened only to nerdy...

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Oxford High Jinks

Mar 2, 2012 by

Colin Hannaford – Jink v.1.intr move elusively; dodge. 2. tr. elude by dodging. n. act of dodging or eluding.1 If you had been...

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Heuristic Theology

Feb 22, 2012 by

Colin Hannaford –  A long tradition maintains that knowledge of God is naturally available to any human being without the aid...

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Adults Only

Feb 12, 2012 by

Colon Hannaford – “Can atheists achieve union with God?” I thought about this whilst making a pot of tea. “Yes, they can....

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How to Educate Your Messiahs

Feb 4, 2012 by

Colin Hannaford – All that your children really need to develop their full potential is to learn how to decide what an action...

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Who is Certain?

Jan 30, 2012 by

by Colin Hannaford – Most human societies have imagined God to be in human form. Most have agreed to be told how God wants them...

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The God Debate

Jan 28, 2012 by

This is our senior British correspondent Colin Hannaford’s seventeenth essay for the Facebook group which he created at the request...

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The Last Essay: The Idolatry o...

Jan 1, 2012 by

What a piece of work is a man!  How noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form, in moving, how express and admirable! in...

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True Fundamentalism (with an e...

Dec 19, 2011 by

Colin Hannaford – “I think the mystics, like the poets, are amongst the greatest imaginative geniuses who have helped human...

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FLOGGING THE DEAD HORSE

Nov 16, 2011 by

Colin Hannaford – Recently the United States and Britain were both shown to be behind little old Estonia in the three essential...

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