Education and Culture

  • 9 Apr 2015

    The aim of a new grassroots alliance, the Scottish Football Supporters Association, is to 'reclaim the game' for ordinary people and communities – to give Scottish football a real 'democratic moment', says Simon Barrow. This is important culturally and politically, not just for those who like sport. Community ownership and engagement is a core part of the new organisation's purpose.

  • 29 Mar 2015

    My first reaction to the news of last week’s aeroplane crash was, of course, horror. Millions of people reacted in a similar way. For the friends and relatives of those killed, the reaction was naturally more intense. It is hard to imagine what they are going through, as for all those bereaved suddenly and without explanation.

  • 17 Mar 2015

    Last year saw a flood of new books on World War 1. When I saw a new one in a bookshop or library, I would pick it up and look up how much space it gave to the issue of opposition to the war. This was particularly so if it was presented as a general history of the war, or of Britian’s part in it.

  • 14 Mar 2015

    This is an unusual and highly original book. Written by a woman who has raised a family and is now living in a retirement home, it combines a calm simplicity with a profound faith.

  • 3 Mar 2015

    The Government's material for schools about the armed forces has been criticised today by the human rights group ForcesWatch and Quakers in Britain.

  • 25 Feb 2015

    Yesterday (24 February 2015) I attended the parliamentary launch of the Learning Disabilities Alliance England. The LDA is a recently formed pressure group that represents the interests of people with learning disabilities, their families, support workers and allies.

  • 3 Feb 2015

    It seems we are at war again. Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has declared a “war on illiteracy and innumeracy”. The booty will include 11-year-olds reciting the twelve times table and the attrition, threatening schools which fail to deliver this with being taken over by new management.

  • 1 Feb 2015

    An interactive action pack for schools is aimed at teaching pupils about challenges faced by women and girls living in extreme poverty worldwide.

  • 30 Jan 2015

    Dr Rowan Williams has criticised the technocratic, "inhuman" and "corrupting" language of much higher education policy in the UK.

  • 24 Jan 2015

    An online guide to help combat the exploitation of migrant workers, so that everyone is treated fairly, has been launched by the TUC.