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Great, Free MOOC on Dante's "Purgatorio" - Underway Now!

Earlier, I posted about MOOC’s and the increasing value of them.  I’ve dabbled in a few so far – registered, watched a video or two and then became too busy to give much attention to learning through it. 157 more words

Rick

Time, Gin, Denton and Dorothy Sayers

Given the multitude of people on social media confused by the instigation of this year’s British Summer time, we ought be thankful that William Willett’s original proposal to move the clocks forward by 80 minutes, in 20-minute weekly steps on Sundays in April and by the reverse procedure in September, was altered to the deceptively simple alternative of an hour forward in March, then reversed in October. 373 more words

20th Century

Review: Gone Girl


Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I really wish half-stars were allowed on GoodReads. Because this book merits a three-and-a-half, but four is just too much. 202 more words

Book Review

Charlotte's Web

Finding the beauty of Brontë

Paul Staveley looks at the poems of a complex but brilliant writer

There is a cliché that students studying the poetry of the Brontë siblings will fall into straightforward camps of opinion regarding the four writers. 2,290 more words

AQA

Grace's Story

The answer stared her smack in the face off of the screen, it was exactly as she had expected but she was surprised at how it affected her anyway. 1,585 more words

English

Teaching 2

“There are some films that… have the capacity to inspire and embolden you: Dead Poets Society is one such film. It is not a film that it is cool to admit loving.” (Sarfraz Manzoor, …

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Essays

Teaching 1

Dear Locky,

I can think of dozens of reasons why you should never have been my favourite teacher.

You weren’t the most passionate: Rob W was. 1,856 more words

Essays