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EDUCATION: That was the boom. Here comes the bust

Schools are not going to be able to escape the effects of the recession, warns John Howson

WHOEVER wins the 2010 General Election, that event will mark a turning point in many ways. The present phoney economic war will come to an end, and the full effects of fighting the banking collapse and the resultant recession will be felt by everyone.

Although there are promises that the school system will be cushioned from the worst outcomes of public-sector cutbacks, it is likely that other parts of the education scene will not be as well protected.

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It depends what you mean by ‘gaps’

It depends what you mean by ‘gaps’

John Polkinghorne, physicist, priest, and writer, will be 85 on 16 October. Patrick Miles talked to him  Subscribe to read more

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In forgetfulness of the Kingdom

The Church has cut Jesus’s teaching from the heart of its worship, says Hugh Rayment-Pickard  Subscribe to read more

Tue 13 Oct 15 @ 19:40
Reformation under the Victorians | John Goodall surveys dramatic 19th-century changes

Tue 13 Oct 15 @ 17:37
Is the Church stuck with the same old ideas for growth as it had in the 19th century?