ziggurat reflection in the lake by mira66 on flickr

Indoor lectures vs Outdoor lectures

Tom Bedford on the convenience of outdoor lectures "In the middle of winter a nice warm classroom can be great for lectures and seminars, but...
jordan peterson by adam jacobs on wikimedia

The alt-right: “This is how they get started”

Jordan Peterson’s book, 12 Rules for Life, is riding high in the best sellers list at the moment. I read it. I liked it....
Polling station: Flickr.com, secretlondon123

Sean Bennett: To vote or not to vote?

Local elections do not offer the wall to wall, rip-roaring excitement of a snap general election. Filling the seats of a council just doesn’t...
tony blair by Chatham House on flickr

The legacy of Tony Blair

20 years from the introduction of the minimum wage, Blair still remains one of the most divisive Prime Ministers. He is remembered fondly by...
birthday cake by theambitiousdiaries on flickr

Jack Ashton: How to turn 21

I turned 21 recently. Unlike being 16 where I could legally have sex, 17 where I could legally drive and 18 where I could...
pen / writing by tookapic on pixabay

Are lectures pointless?

“Lectures are absolutely pointless.” That’s what most of us groan the morning after the night before. But recently, the lecturers’ strikes accelerated a brilliant...