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EDUCATION: Bless you, my snow-mobile

Dennis Richards looks ahead beyond the General Election

A FORTHCOMING General Election has produced some eye-catching suggestions as to how education will look at the end of 2010.

Perhaps we can blame Ken Boston’s Australian ancestry for what he may have felt was a revolutionary idea when he proposed the abolition of GCSEs, in favour of a School Certificate based on five main subjects. Dr Boston, the outgoing chief executive of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) — the government quango that provides advice on ...

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Diocese of Oxford Archdeaconry of Berkshire - Deanery of Newbury The Bishop of Reading seeks to appoint a VICAR for St. Mary the Virgin, Greenham Greenham is a single parish benefice on the sou...  Read More

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An angry voice and a tear

An angry voice and a tear

Sinéad O'Connor headlines at the Greenbelt Festival this Sunday, despite her very public history of animosity against the Roman Catholic Church. Is she a troublemaker, a publicity-seeker, or a prophet? Cole Moreton makes an evaluation  Read More

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Did King Charles I have Asperger’s syndrome?

New research suggests that the King's medical condition may have affected his decision-making, but it did not prevent his saving the Church of England, argues Robert Beaken  Subscribe to read more

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