Bill Scott's blog

Thoughts on learning, sustainability and the link between them

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  • Bring extra diversity to the NUS

    I was at the NUS Sustainability Advisory Group on Friday and realised, for the first time, that I actually bring diversity to the group.  That is, I'm old; not that I feel it, of course, but objectively it’s the case....

  • Have you signed GEEP's pledge?

    Today's NAEE news round up reported on the Global Environmental Education Partnership's latest activities, including that GEEP has created a pledge for reinvigorating Environmental Education in the light of the sustainability challenges we face.  And we're asked to ACT NOW FOR EE and work toward...

  • Two disturbing graphs

    The Economist (with takes graphs seriously) published two arresting ones recently. The first showed that, whilst extreme poverty is falling across most of the world, and very rapidly in some places, it's level in sub-Sarahian Africa, and may indeed have...

  • Teaching evolution to children

    I wrote the other day about the opening of Bath's new Milner Centre for the study of evolution, and noted the presence of schoolchildren in the Centre on the day. It turns out that 120 students from three schools in...

  • Overly-masculine photocopying

    About 25 years ago I worked on a UK-wide project with three rather splendid colleagues, the memories of whom rest with me today.  One of them, a witty, clever, insightful man of huge experience, regularly had me helpless with laughter...

  • Teaching evolution

    I went to the opening of the Milner Centre for Evolution on Friday at the university.  It's a rather splendid building by the lake and was built with funds provided by Dr Jonathan Milner who was an undergraduate at Bath...

  • Bustards

    For someone quartered safely in Wiltshire, it is almost a shameful thing to say, but I find most burial mounds – barrows (long, round or otherwise) – pretty unimpressive when you see them up close.  I could almost live without...