Category Archives: Education

They take their Nativity play very seriously

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A bad case of groupthink

Frank Furedi on academia’s response to the referendum result: At the end of the conference, a Dutch colleague who knows that I voted Leave calls me aside and whispers: “I agree with you on Brexit.” When I ask her why … Continue reading

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Notebook

[I]t was a long established rule in Cambridge colleges that wives — especially wives — were banned from High Table. High Table was the preserve of the Fellows who cultivated self-importance with the same exquisite care that lesser mortals might … Continue reading

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Superficially

Sathnam Sanghera [£] on the Oxbridge tutorial and the art of blagging: Though, of course, the third and most serious problem with the Oxbridge tutorial system is that it does not nurture intelligence as much as teach people how to act … Continue reading

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Educating Roger

Times have changed… Roger Scruton, former editor of The Salisbury Review, pays a visit to the Michaela Community School in Wembley. Photo posted on Twitter by the school’s headmistress, Katharine Birbalsingh (alias @Miss_Snuffy).

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Kanye West: having his cake & eating it

Consumerism is the enemy, sort of. From his speech to students at Oxford earlier this week:

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Correcting Wikipedia

Is that noble experiment in “controlled anarchy” in danger of losing its way? David Auerbach recalls his own encounter with people who seem to spend as much time feuding as editing: Because Wikipedia is so unprecedented, I cut it a … Continue reading

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Links

H.P. Lovecraft “had a deep-seated abhorrence of blacks, Jews, southern Italians, Portuguese, Poles, Mexicans, French Canadians, and virtually every other race that was not ‘light-skinned Nordic’.”  Portrait of a writer in the New York Review of Books. Whatever happened to … Continue reading

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Distractions

You would expect Clay Shirky,  prophet of new technology and professor of media studies at NYU,  to be relaxed about the idea of students using laptops and other gadgetry in the classroom. He used to be. But he’s had a … Continue reading

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“Good lecturer, ugly shoes.”

  HT: TaxProfBlog via Althouse

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