For an academic parent there surely cannot be a grander occasion than to see one of your children be awarded his PhD. To the University of Liverpool, then, and the somewhat faded ART Deco splendour of the Philharmonic Hall. It was a wonderful day that could not be marred even by the Vice Chancellor's woeful speech. My son's thesis has the best opening line I have ever read, and his research must be at least ten times better than my own modest efforts almost 40 years ago, so who says standards are falling everywhere?
As part of the celebrations of 150 years of state education in England, Michael Barber has written an appreciation of 11 people who contributed much along the way. It's here. Foster's 1870 Eduction Act was the start point, and Baker's 1988...
This is an extract from a Teach the Future [TtF] blog by Henry Webb, a 19 year old undergraduate: "Another major problem with the current system is the contradicting messages taught to students. While climate crisis education is insufficient, climate change as...