Lawrence of Arabia: Soldier, Scholar, Diplomat

His respect and understanding of the Arabic population led to a life as diplomat, soldier and writer, campaigning against the Turkish Ottoman Empire. His life and work earned him the nickname Lawrence of Arabia.


School Week

Could We Have a Shorter School Week?

Shorter school weeks are already here in some schools and have been considered very recently in others, though not to improve mental health or workplace pressure. Currently, a lack of funding is more likely to be the reason.


Helen Keller

Helen Keller Quotes to Inspire Everyone

The year is 1904. Having learned to “hear” people’s speech by reading their lips with her hand and distinguish people by the vibration of their footsteps, a pioneering young woman from Alabama in the USA is the first-ever deaf and blind person to earn a college degree, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts. Her name […]


School

How to Cope When Repeating School Years

In the end, everyone learns at their own pace, and that is something that should never be discouraged.


Resilience

Resilience and Learning Perspectives

We all have a natural source of healthy self-confidence. Our task to dig deep, to tap into and to reconnect with it.


Climate Change

Climate Change: Is it too late?

The time to act is not in ten years or even in two. It’s now.


Mindfulness

Mastering Mindfulness: The Eye of the Storm

Mindfulness is a simple yet effective approach to help us deal with stress, anxiety and other related issues.


Astronomer Royal

The First Astronomer Royal

John Flamsteed began his working life as the Astronomer Royal in the Tower of London, where it’s said that the ravens made his life very difficult by nesting on his telescopes…


History

Reasons to Study History at University

Not only does studying the past increase your understanding of the world around you, it also fosters a huge number of transferable skills, which are much sought after by employers from a whole host of sectors.


Numeracy

Why Good Numeracy Counts

Poor numeracy also comes at a price. It is estimated that it costs the UK economy an eye-watering £20 billion each year.


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