Talks and Presentations

  • Witness to the SDGs

    I'll be off to Atlantic College in a couple of weeks to take part in a witness session in relation to education and the SDGs.  I've tried to be provocative in my prepared input.  See what you think: In 2015,...

  • The surreal theatre of COP 23

    Did you go to COP 23?  Me neither – and I missed COPs 1 to 22 as well.  Black UN marks all round, I fear, and I'll not be invited to the December multi-faith Festival party again this year. The news...

  • The two St George's House propositions

    I am still at St George's House, Windsor, at a consultation about young people and the sustainable development goals.  This is, amongst other things, considering two propositions: Goal-related learning by students can help increase the likelihood that the goals will...

  • How young people experience the SDGs across the UK

    As I noted yesterday, I am at St George's House, Windsor, at a consultation with a focus on young people and the sustainable development goals.  As an introduction to four presentations (from across the UK) about what they are trying to achieve when...

  • Talking about the sustainable development goals

    I shall be at St George's House, Windsor on Thursday and Friday, at a consultation with a focus on young people and the sustainable development goals.  I have worked with Jamie Agombar from the NUS to organise this.  There will be...

  • Eat more children to combat climate change

    For those unwilling to face difficult ideas – even when expressed satirically – it's probably best to put the bag back over your head now rather than read on. The following are facts, according to a study of 39 peer-reviewed papers...

  • A curriculum for equality?

    Thinking of Ofsted this week, and the lack of a focus on curriculum in the current election, I remembered it was not always like this.  I can recall when discussions on the curriculum in England – in which HMI played a...

  • A Green Light in the South-west for a lot of presentation

    I'm told that Green Light South-west will be holding an ESD Teachmeet next month.  I've never been to one of those (sheltered life, etc), and so I'm going along on March 2nd.  I do wonder, though, whether I'll (or anyone else) will...

  • Horse manure will bury London 9 feet deep by 1950

    This was an 1894 headline in The Times, warning of the doom to come.  It features in a YouTube video by the authors of Resource Revolution: How to capture the biggest business opportunity in a century. The horse problem is now...

  • Give me a child until they're three ...

    ... and the world will be a nicer place. That seemed to be the message from one of the presentations I listened to at the Primary Education: what is and what might be conference last Friday.  The excellent event was...