Bill Scott's blog

Thoughts on learning, sustainability and the link between them

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  • VW blues

    I thought my trusty electric car – a VW eUp! – had a serious problem the other week when it would not charge, and I didn’t have enough in the battery to get it to a VW dealer – an...

  • What a load of rubbish

    This was the title of an Economist special report on waste which was published about 6 weeks ago and which I've been meaning to write about ever since.  If you want your students to have access to up-to-date info about...

  • Stamp for Brexit

    The other day, a kind sympathiser sent me pics of a set of UK Brexit stamps (all with a forged Queen’s head) that are entertaining the internet. There’s – a sculpture of a bloke with his head in his hands...

  • Maintenant, aprés le climb-down?

    Are the gilets jaunes protests in France anti-environmental, as some are claiming, or are they mostly a cri de coeur about the disdain with which other people are regarded by metropolitan and cultural elites?   In other words, are they...

  • Farewell Erik Solheim; how you'll be missed by the airlines

    I see from The Nation (essential reading) that Erik Solheim has resigned as executive director of UNEP.  What a great loss. Solheim commented: "On Saturday, I received the final report on the audit of official travel undertaken by the UN’s...

  • LEEFing

    I went to my first meeting of LEEF last week.  If I lived in London I’d be there all the time.  The meeting was to launch the King’s College research reports and I’d been invited to say a few words....

  • The ways of the world

    1 – Lord King, the retired Bank of England governor has taught at New York University for the past few years.  I read that he was recently required to complete a questionnaire by the university's identity/diversity bureaucracy/polizei.  One item asked about...