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Today we said goodbye to the Upper Sixth, who left in an emotional whirl of hugs, tears, laughter and ice cream. I always watch them go with a mix of pride, admiration and anticipation, knowing we have done our best … Continue reading
I had hoped that the Olympics were turning Britain into a glass three quarters full nation. Some of the reaction to today’s ‘A’ level results suggests we are already drifting back into our traditional glass half empty and probably cracked … Continue reading
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
As a geographer you get used to being the butt of academic jokes about cagoules and colouring in. Often perceived as a soft subject, the standing of geography was questioned again this week by Ofqual who concluded that between 2001 and … Continue reading