Education

Cambridge University seeks Stephen Hawking archivist

When Prof Hawking’s archive was acquired, Prof Stephen J Toope, vice-chancellor of the university, said: “His legacy lives on through this archive, which will inspire countless generations of young people with the same ambition as Stephen – to challenge our knowledge of, and help us understand our place in, the universe.” https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-57526712

Education

‘I play all the instruments in my Irish music band’

CaitrĂ­ona Lagan is an All-Ireland champion musician from Castledawson, County Londonderry. The 15-year-old plays five instruments – banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar and mandola. During lockdown she began posting videos on social media showcasing her wide-ranging musical talent. “I will remember music helping me through lockdown, it gave me something to do and it kept me […]

Education

Schools want 75% rebate on this summer’s exam fees

“Although we’re a not-for-profit organisation, we need to cover the costs involved in helping students to progress to their next phase and we’re investing substantial resources in IT systems, delivering assessment materials and guidance, in online training sessions, and in running quality-assurance checks.” https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-57470281

Education

Covid: Pupils fell behind again in second lockdown

Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said: “This research provides further stark evidence of the very severe extent of learning loss among pupils as a result of the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and the particularly severe impact on disadvantaged children. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-57357663

Education

Stonewall boss defends new strategy amid criticism

“With all beliefs including controversial beliefs there is a right to express those beliefs publicly and where they’re harmful or damaging – whether it’s anti-Semitic beliefs, gender critical beliefs, beliefs about disability – we have legal systems that are put in place for people who are harmed by that.” https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-57281448