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Monthly Archives: May 2012
I have very much enjoyed Dominic Sandbrook’s BBC 2 series ‘The 1970s’. Often ridiculed as the decade of ‘Bagpuss, black forest gateau and Blue Nun’, the 1970s are popularly portrayed as a time of socio-economic breakdown, three day working weeks and … Continue reading
Prospective parents enjoy quizzing heads. Some quizzes can feel like forensic cross examinations, and one popular line of enquiry is the advantages and disadvantages of co-education. The topic is an emotive one. Some parents feel that in a single sex … Continue reading
As we approach our 400th birthday celebrations in 2015, The Perse is organising a series of alumni events. Former Perse students are spread far and wide which is to be expected for a highly qualified and thus mobile group, living in … Continue reading
On a sunny September afternoon eleven years ago, a student interrupted my Upper Sixth politics lesson with news that New York was under attack. I remember looking up from my worksheet on British electoral systems to tell him this was … Continue reading