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Friday essay: the legend of Ishtar, first goddess of love and war

This is a fascinating account of the earliest goddess of war and love. It is also tells that the first recorded poet was a Enheduanna a priestess of the Moon God thought to have lived in Ur about 2300 BC. … Continue reading

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What I have discovered this week: Science Writers and Magic lessons

Three times a year between terms I find myself dreaming a passion for science story telling. I love the stories, I’m a PhD in science and a teacher, but I seek to learn and do more. But, how? This week … Continue reading

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Laura Mvula warns school cuts will leave music as preserve of the wealthy

This is a thoughtful piece from the Guardian by Laura Mvula on the need to continue supporting and encouraging a broad base of subjects in school.  Especially music. Those of you who know me will know, I play the guitar, … Continue reading

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‘It’s not about your age, it’s about your ideas’: the teen power list

I think this article from the Guardian builds on my book review. Young people are amazing innovators. The best point here is that the areas of impact are across: science, art, media, culture, …. STEAM in all its glory. Wonderful; … Continue reading

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How space for creativity opens up young people’s minds

This article from “The Conversation”questions the attitude that the arts and humanities are a waste of time and useless.  Actually, arts and humanities are essential for well functioning individuals and societies.  This article emphasises how personal creativity builds confidence and … Continue reading

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Everything you wanted to know about your body (but were afraid to ask)

This is from New Scientist, a list of answers to questions about your body.  It is good fun and I learned stuff.  Please enjoy. Why does loud noise hurt? Do you lose weight if you break wind while on the … Continue reading

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About 20 years ago I joined Toastmaster, the international speaking and leadership training organization.  Toastmasters was an important part of my life, that is how I met  my wife; in a library as she was researching for her second Toastmaster’s … Continue reading

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