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21 Jan Winter Weather

I really do dislike the snow. However, I did spend a little time this evening researching facts about the weather and snow facts in particular. I discovered a fascinating site by Dr Richard Wild, who apparently wrote his PhD on snow! So here are some...

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19 Jan Historical Drama

There is an interesting article in History Today written by Tim Stanley an associate fellow of the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University which focuses on false memory syndrome. He writes a damning review of Downton Abbey dismissing it,  as more of a well-informed soap than a...

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21 Dec Festive Treats

We finished the Autumn term almost a week ago now with numerous festive treats and celebrations. Our Christmas Concerts were live streamed for the first time and led to family members being able to watch from the US, Canada, Switzerland, Poland and France as well...

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02 Dec My Best Teacher

Consultations are currently underway regarding possible changes to the GCSE examinations and one of those changes includes the proposal that teachers will only have limited access to mark schemes-a retrograde step in my view and one that will expose students to the very real probability...

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09 Jun What does the future look like?

After the rather disastrous launch of Facebook shares on the stock market perhaps it comes as no real surprise that a hedge fund manager has recently predicted that Facebook will disappear before 2020. Avram Piltch has written a fascinating article entitled:  Current Technologies, 'My new...

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26 Feb How Good is your Memory?

Apparently one third of British people under the age of 50 cannot remember their own phone number, according to a study conducted by the Institute of Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin in 2007. For those who have excellent recall skills there is actually a World Memory...

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23 Dec A History of Christmas

It's December 23rd 2011 and this evening I am looking forward to a lovely Christmas meal at a local restaurant with my family. Having had a look through some of the recent tweets appearing in my timeline this morning, I came across a number of...

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