The First School in Britain to Abolish Summer Holidays

One school has become the first in Britain to break away from the traditional holiday and term time system, giving parents the freedom to take their kids out for six weeks whenever they want.


BBC Black History Month Resources

Black History Month, October 2019

The month was first launched in London in the 1980s to challenge racist attitudes, to educate the public about British history not being taught in schools, and to recognise the valuable contributions that people of African and Caribbean backgrounds have made to this country.


Education

Does Education Ever Pigeonhole Talent?

In the end, the learning environment is only sustainable when everyone treats each other properly. If schools’ slack here, pupils risk their potential being unjustly stunted.


Climate Change

Climate Change and Evolution

Earth has produced ice ages, periods of tropical heat, droughts and floods throughout history, and we have evolved through them. These natural changes in climate have been gradual, though.


The Ashes

The Ashes and the Empire

The emergence and development of the Ashes in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century was about much more than just sport, however. It reflected the changing nature and cultural implications of empire.


Perfectionism is not always a good thing.

Letting go of Perfectionism

Do a small number of major things well and stop worrying about the small, unimportant things.


Online Degrees

Do Employers Value Online Undergraduate Degrees?

Recently, there has been an increase in the number of traditional bricks and mortar universities offering the chance to do an online degree.


Peaky Blinders

The Real Peaky Blinders

“Blinder” was, in those days, popular British slang for trim or well-dressed, which the gang certainly were, favouring a uniform that included tailored jackets and waistcoats, silk scarves and leather boots.


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Quibbling Siblings

Quibbling Siblings: How Competitive Are You with Your Sibling? Trying to outdo your brother or sister during childhood is part and parcel of a family environment, but exactly how competitive are you and your sibling? Our recent research found that nearly 40% of UK adults still feel a rivalry with their brothers and sisters, while […]


Cleisthenes

The Origins of Democracy

The Greek word ‘demokratia,’ when translated literally, means ‘people power,’ and referred to the ‘masses’ having a say in the running of their region.


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