Monthly Archives: December 2012

Can Rowan keep up with the Wyverns?

After attending his last service in his post on Sunday, the Rowan Williams will be leaving Canterbury and become Cantabrigian as he heads to Cambridge University to become Master of the 584-year old Magdalene College.




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‘I am a teenager with arthritis’

The UK gets world’s first research centre for teen arthritis.
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Scotland’s year in education

A look back at an eventful 2012 by BBC Scotland’s education correspondent, Seonag MacKinnon
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Martin Rees: ‘There is a dearth of good science teachers in our state schools’

Martin Rees was content to be described as an “unbeliever” in the wake of the controversy over his acceptance of the richest scientific prize on the planet – the £1m Templeton prize awarded by a religious foundation. “I’m not myself religious but have no wish to insult or denigrate those who are,” he says.




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Moves to level pay for lecturers

Scotland’s further education colleges look set to return to national pay and conditions for lecturers.
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VIDEO: What was 2012 Word of the Year?

The compilers of the Oxford English Dictionary have spoken about what new words from 2012 could be featuring in the next edition.
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UK high on family breakdown table

Britain has the fourth highest rate of family breakdown in the Western world with just 68.9% of children living with both parents, research suggests.
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Transforming teachers made dames

Two head teachers who have turned around struggling schools and contributed to education at a national level have been made dames in the New Year Honours list.
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AUDIO: Is technology ‘transforming schools’?

Today’s guest editor this morning, Melinda Gates, is a passionate advocate of investment in technical innovation for school pupils, and asked the Today programme to report on how it can help in schools with a high proportion of disadvantaged pupils.
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Girls ‘still seen as homemakers’

Girls are being brought up to believe that raising children is more important than their ambitions, the head of the Girls’ Schools Association has said.
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