Internal division might be an interesting sideshow, but it won’t get Labour into Government

Cherwell, 19th January 2016 He was first elected in 1983 to a safe Labour seat and was, until recently, in the twi­light years of a career of staunch opposi­tion – even when his party was in government. But Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership has done more than just exacerbate the feud between the Blair­ite faces of the … Continue reading Internal division might be an interesting sideshow, but it won’t get Labour into Government

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Electing a UN secretary-general takes three months, so why does applying to university take nearly a year?

TES, 10th August 2015 On Thursday, at about 6am, thousands of A-level students will rise from their restless beds and begin refreshing their mobile phones. This will be even more frenzied than the usual social media obsession. It might well be the one day in the year when Facebook or Twitter isn’t the first app … Continue reading Electing a UN secretary-general takes three months, so why does applying to university take nearly a year?

Competitive debating is the best way to get students thinking

TES, 3rd April 2015 I have enjoyed 12 years of state schooling. That’s 456 weeks, 6,840 lessons, 11,400 hours of classroom time, 3,500 pieces of homework and 2,280 bus rides home. And I can say with absolute confidence that the most important time of my school career has not been spent in a classroom. In … Continue reading Competitive debating is the best way to get students thinking