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I know that Richard Dawkins is wrong about Down’s syndrome, because I know my son

6 September 2014

Eddie is capable of living a fulfilling life, and if he’s a luxury society can’t afford then that’s not a society I want to live in

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Libya's boat people, and Italy's tragic folly

6 September 2014

The 'mare nostrum' policy has acted as a magnet for boat people; the crisis is only growing

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Pushing the right buttons

6 September 2014

The changes being introduced in teaching computer science are long overdue, says  Rhiannon Williams

Second Television Debate Between Alex Salmond And Alistair Darling

The surprise winners from the referendum? Scotland. Politics. Big ideas are back at last

6 September 2014

This campaign has brought back conviction politics. It’s been as invigorating as a seaside walk on a raw and windswept spring morning

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Is Britain hardening its heart against Muslims?

6 September 2014

Attitudes in this country are still tolerant. But current headlines give reason to fear that might change

Girls sitting South Korea’s famously competitive university entrance test. North London Collegiate offers IBs instead

Escape from the hothouse

6 September 2014

Molly Guinness visits the British school that’s giving Korean children a more rounded alternative to their country’s fearsome exam culture

Sicily’s answer to the Cotswolds: Ragusa

Sicily – notes from a large island

6 September 2014

This isn't some Italian Isle of Wight. It's an ancient cultural treasure with enough variety in landscape for a continent

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Great masters

6 September 2014

It only takes one excellent teacher to transform someone’s entire school career, says Mark Palmer

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Decline and rise again

6 September 2014

Verb says to noun, ‘Would you like to conjugate?’ Noun replies, ‘No, I decline.’ A nice witticism for Latin-lovers brought up on L.A. Wilding’s Latin Course for Schools; but do… Read more

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History of art needn't be a subject just for posh public-school girls

6 September 2014

Lara Prendergast says it’s a shame that the study of history of art fails to flourish in state schools

Going green remains a pressing obligation that schools cannot afford to ignore

It is easy being green

6 September 2014

Johnnie Kerr on how one school’s efforts to overhaul its ancient heating system will end up saving both energy and money

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More than just paying the bills

6 September 2014

Mark Milling on the role of a modern school bursar

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Hard times

6 September 2014

Why are the greatest schools in literature so steeped in Gothic severity? By Harry Mount

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Pipe dreams

6 September 2014

The tuba defeated John Newton as a schoolboy. Now, as a headmaster, he’s taking it on again

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Tough luck, old boys

6 September 2014

Contrary to public perception, there are ever fewer Old Etonians in Parliament, says Tim Wigmore

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Keeping the flame alive

6 September 2014

A religious ethos still makes a real difference in education, says Abbot Aidan Bellenger

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Revealed: The hidden crisis in Britain's ambulance services

30 August 2014

Paramedics are fleeing. Needless callouts are mounting. When will the government notice?

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Igor Strelkov: the face of Russia's frightening future

30 August 2014

Ultra-nationalists like the bizarre Igor Strelkov are the force that Putin feels most need to bend to

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The real scandal in Rotherham is that social work doesn't work

30 August 2014

This profession resistant to empirical evaluation may harm as much as it helps

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Switching on to a new generation gap

30 August 2014

As YouTube and Netflix replace the telly, we're losing a set of shared references between age groups

28 Days Before The Independence Referendum

The SNP’s 'cybernats' are a modern political scourge – with the zeal of converts

30 August 2014

If – and probably when – Yes Scotland loses, where will all that frantic energy go?

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The wars that really are about the oil

30 August 2014

You can’t understand any of the world’s crises without understanding petropolitics

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The nun who took down an Isis flag – and stands up for east London's Muslims

30 August 2014

Sister Christine Frost on why young men from Tower Hamlets are going to fight in Iraq and Syria

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Radek Sikorski’s notebook: Goose-steppers in Oxford, and a drone in my garden

30 August 2014

A college reunion can bring back some strange stories. Plus: My house and the people who photograph it

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The wonderful and unpredictable Candida Lycett Green

30 August 2014

Something always happened when we met, nothing was ever straightforward or everyday, and whatever it was led to laughter-till-we-cried