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  • Learning about the climate: young people and schools

    As I noted the other day, and also a few weeks ago, I gave a talk to a group of PGCE geography students at the start of the year.  At the end of the talk, I set out what I thought about...

  • Learning about the climate: the curriculum

    As I've already noted, earlier in the year I gave a talk to a group of PGCE geography students.  I did this from home, of course, using a rather slick platform that I never quite learned the name of. Towards...

  • Government solves the housing crisis

    In a bold move today, the government has announced plans to nationalise all England's golf courses and open them up for housing development.  A spokesperson for the newly merged government DEpartment For Golf, Housing Innovation and Justice (DEFGHIJ), Dx Sandy...

  • Dear Michelle, ...

    A while back, Teach the Future launched a campaign to have members of the education professions write to their MPs calling for better climate education in schools.  I duly obliged.  Below is what I sent based on a template provided...

  • Philip Neal

    This is a slightly edited version of the obituary which was published in Vol 98 of the NAEE journal, Environmental Education in 2011 (pages 31/32).   It is included here with the kind permission of the three original contributors: Norman Farmer,...

  • Rhododendrons must fall

    News comes that Kew Gardens is to decolonise its collection.  Kew recently published a manifesto for change, saying that it was going to “ensure the diverse countries and cultures that partner with RBG Kew and contribute to our collections are accurately...

  • Supporting a Natural History GCSE?

    I've been asked, given what I've been writing lately (see this and this), whether I'm still a supporter of the promised natural history GCSE from OCR. Well, given that I'm still a member of the advisory board, the answer is...