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In the news – 30 June 2015

30 June 2015

Professor Glees had a letter published in the ‘Letters to the Editor’ section of The Times on 23 June. He was interviewed on German National Radio about the Queen’s visit to Germany and its political implications: http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/deutschland-besuch-von-elizabeth-ii-politisch-gibt-die.694.de.html?dram:article_id=323425 He had a…

Publication of the week: Professor Jane Ridley

29 June 2015

Ridley, J., Victoria (Penguin Monarchs): Queen, Matriarch, Empress (London: Allen Lane, 2015).  160 pp.  ISBN: 978-0-14-197718-8. This book is part of the Penguin Monarchs series which provides short, fresh, expert accounts of England’s rulers.  Queen Victoria inherited the throne at…

The centenary of Sir Fred Hoyle (1915-2001)

24 June 2015

24 June 2015 was the centenary of the birth of Sir Fred Hoyle, pioneering scientist, astronomer and astrobiologist.  In honour of the occasion, The Island published an article about him by Kamala Wickramasinghe: A man who changed the way we…

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sir Chris Woodhead

23 June 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sir Chris Woodhead. Chris, who, with Professor Anthony O’Hear, founded the School of Education at the University of Buckingham, was the greatest educationalist of modern times. He will be…

University of Buckingham’s former Professor of Education Prof Sir Chris Woodhead – 1946 – 2015

23 June 2015

Prof Sir Chris Woodhead, who was chief inspector of Schools, and a former University of Buckingham Professor of Education, has died. He had been suffering from Motor Neurone Disease, and, more recently, was diagnosed with cancer. He leaves a wife,…

In the news – 23 June 2015

23 June 2015

ISIS’ cage of death: Terror group forces young boys to wrestle inside giant steel ring… and beats them with sticks as they train to become next generation of killers – Anthony Glees quoted (The Daily Mail, 21 June). ISIS is training…

Publication of the week: Dr James Slater and Professor bob Watt

22 June 2015

Slater, J. & b. Watt, “In defence of democracy: The criminalisation of impersonation”,  Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy, June 2015, 14(2): 165-185; doi:10.1089/elj.2015.0307 This article offers a philosophical justification for the criminalisation of voting as another person (impersonation or,…

Sir Chris Woodhead Blog: The absurdity of social mobility

17 June 2015

What does our collective preoccupation with social mobility tell us about the nation in which we live? It tells us that we have lost sight of everything that should matter most to us as human beings. Whenever the Sutton Trust,…

Ulysses read in a day

17 June 2015

James Joyce’s Ulysses – set in one day – is recognised as one of the most challenging books to read, due to its complex language and structure as well as its length, and on the day it took place, 16…

In the news – 16 June 2015

16 June 2015

Professor Anthony Glees speaking about Edward Snowden: The Guardian Snowden files ‘read by Russia and China’: five questions for UK government Shami Chakrabati: Let me be clear The Daily Mail We’ll tell suspects they’re on spy radar, says Twitter: Arrogance…