Bill Scott's blog

Thoughts on learning, sustainability and the link between them

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  • Keeping Britain untidy

    At yesterday's press conference by the overground littering pressure group, Litter UK, their Chief Strategist, Dr Meg Dods (D.Litt), encouraged its millions of members across the country not to be discouraged by the government's latest campaign against plastic waste.  The...

  • The UK, the SDGs and the ONS

    How's the UK doing in relation to the SDGs do you think? I know this is not a question that is the discussion of the day in pubs or even in louche vegan wine bars in Camden, but it has...

  • Why I like the NUS

    Here is a case study I've written* about the sustainability work of the NUS.  Can there really be a better organisation in the UK at promoting involvement in sustainability? **   STUDENTS AS CHANGE AGENTS  The National Union of Students UK...

  • The leaving of Facebook

    I am in the process of leaving Facebook, an organisation I have come to detest.  In truth, I've never posted anything and only used it to keep up with the activities of NGOs.  A small sacrifice on my part, then,...

  • The Wall – a curriculum matter

    When I went to school, the only wall we really learned about was Hadrian's.  It was, we were taught, a barrier to protect the edge of the Roman empire from those outwith it; that is, the bad guys to the...

  • SDG 4 targets and indicators

    Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Target 4.1 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning...

  • Putting plastics in perspective

    My local town has gone all anti-plastic.  The mayor had a Damascene moment and discovered all the embodied evil in the stuff and she's vowed to make plastic history.  Good luck I thought.  Like a lot of people, I suspect, I manage...

  • February Afternoon

    To mark World Poetry Day, here's Edward Thomas's February Afternoon   Men heard this roar of parleying starlings, saw, A thousand years ago even as now, Black rooks with white gulls following the plough So that the first are last until...

  • 60 years on

    It’s now nearly 60 years since I started at secondary school and it would have been impossible, then, to describe the world we now live in.  I find it just as impossible to anticipate what the world will be like...

  • My week

    It began badly with a trip on Last Great Western's new trainset.  I was not impressed.  I travelled from Bath to Bristol; by Keynsham, my bum ached and by Temple Meads, so did my back.  LGW has taken a cheap...