Bill Scott's blog

Thoughts on learning, sustainability and the link between them

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  • A LOVE SONG TO THE EARTH: The McCartney’s in Chorus

    This is a new year guest post from Stephen Martin.  It was sent as a letter to the People's Guardian which inexplicably declined it.  I'm happy to make up for this lack of insight.  Here it is: In just 15...

  • Seeing the New Year in with Mrs M

    I split new year between Germany and the Netherlands and it was a noisy, messy affair.  I read (somewhere or other) that the end of the year is a violent time in Germany, when fireworks are aimed at people, buildings,...

  • Requiem for a golden age

    I wrote recently about when there might have been a golden age [*] for environmental education in the UK, and in that post I did not come to any conclusion.  When I spoke at the LEEF event a few days afterwards...

  • Report from Poland's Coal-face

    Today's post is a guest blog by David Oldroyd who has lived in Poland for many years and who writes a regular Letter from Poland.  The third December 18 letter concerns the Polish backdrop to COP24.  Here it is: From...

  • There's no fun fun fun at po-faced SOAS

    The Times reports that Konstantin Kisin turned down his invitation to speak at SOAS after he was sent a behavioural agreement form by the students organising the event, Unicef on Campus.  The form asked him to accept the group’s no tolerance...

  • If every child went to school ...

    The Economist says that many children's lives would be better if they went to school even if they didn't learn anything. This is how their recent feature article begins: "AS YOU WALK from classroom to classroom at Tibba Khara school on...

  • 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...