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  • Reading between the Lines

    The University of Reading is holding a Climate Education Summit on September 15th.  It aims to attract young people, scientists, teachers, policy wonks and activists to create "a new, nationwide action plan for better climate education in schools and colleges"....

  • The Countryside in 1970

    Trouble House Halt was the first station you came to if you travelled by train from Tetbury to Cirencester.  It is close to what is usually regarded as the source of the Thames.  Though now long gone, the Halt was...

  • Fritillary Romano

    A while back, the Romans built a road from Charterhouse in Mendip to their settlement at what we know as Old Sarum just north of modern Salisbury.  Part of its purpose would have been to transport minerals.  The road ran for...

  • Wishcycling

    I read that it’s all my fault that recycling rates are so low.  It’s because I don’t wash the food cartons and yoghurt pots enough before I put them into the bins.  It’s also because I'm a "wishcycler" which is the...

  • Teach the Future's Impact

    I'm a critical friend of Teach the Future and sit on its Adult Advisory Group.  I had this email the other week that set out some of the things that Teach the Future has done: Hosted a reception in the UK parliament Wrote...

  • Climate education and school sustainability inset training video for secondary school staff

    I've been watching the climate education and school sustainability inset training video for secondary school staff from UKSSN / GAP / Transform our World.  It sets out to provide a brief overview of the key issues and why all school staff need...

  • The nature of the DfE

    The DfE says that it is so overwhelmed by dealing with the virus and the problems associated with GCSE and A level exams (ie the lack of them) that it cannot find the time to decide whether to allow the...