Author Archives: frustratedhistorian

A Return of sorts

It has been a long while since I metaphorically put pen to paper on this blog. I started it when I began my degree, now done and dusted, and it seemed a great way to help me coral and express … Continue reading

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A New Political Future?

6 months. Its been 6 months since I last published some thoughts on here. Too long. That’s not to say my brain froze up, or my passion died. Rather life decided I needed to focus my attention elsewhere. Now I … Continue reading

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Is your child getting educated, or are they learning?

Something dawned on me today in a seminar on play. We were discussing why play was important and it became clear to me that there is a big difference between learning, something we all want for our children, and education, … Continue reading

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Why the Students Got It Wrong

I am a student. I am also a mature student living off site. This puts me into a small and unrepresented minority at my university. As such no one asked me about my opinion on yesterday’s protest. Even if they … Continue reading

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EDl vs UAF vs …?

Today the EDL visited Leicester to be met by the police and the UAF. This has been quite a tense arrival for this date, as the article and it’s links have shown, yet out of the other side initial arrests … Continue reading

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Why History works.

I worked for thirteen years for a company that dominated its field. It wasn’t a huge company but in the thirteen years it grew and became, for the industry, a behemoth a true monster. Since leaving that business I have … Continue reading

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Is this really shocking? Is it news?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/sep/21/schools-gcse-results-league-tables If you are passionate about education or development this is an article that might shock you if you have not come across the phenomenon before. The Guardian has posted an article claiming that some secondary schools are manipulating various … Continue reading

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