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Gripping student interest

by Margaret Duggan

ONCE AGAIN the nave of St Albans Cathedral has been filled with 700 sixth-form students from both state and independent schools in the area. The Sixth Form Conference is an annual event run by the cathedral’s education department on the lines of the BBC’s Question Time. The members of the panel are always distinguished. This year, Sir Ian Blair, head of the Metropolitan Police, had been invited, but he had a sudden meeting with the Home Secretary, and his ...

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