Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Culture of Education

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The word ‘culture’ seems to be endlessly fascinating, and very often quite confusing. We talk about ‘high culture’, middle class culture, working class culture, the culture of schools, the culture of homes, the culture of the workplace, and so on. … Continue reading

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Desolation Row Revisited

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Watching last night’s documentary on the life of Roy Orbison (BBC4) it was fascinating to see footage of the Traveling Wilburys, and in particular shots of Bob Dylan singing and interacting with the rest of ‘the gang’ – George Harrison, … Continue reading

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Life After Christmas

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Is there life after Christmas? Well there certainly was after the Mayan so-called doomsday,and there will be after this holiday season too. Though it may not start properly for many of us until normal levels of alcohol and blood sugar … Continue reading

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Seasonal Values – For Every Season: Selflessness, 24th December

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24. Selflessness “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” Dalai Lama XIV “Almost every sinful action ever committed can be traced back to a selfish motive. … Continue reading

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Seasonal Values – For Every Season: Joyfulness, 23rd December

23. Joyfulness “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” Buddha “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” E.E. Cummings “If … Continue reading

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Fully Evolved Human Beings – Are We There Yet?

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This week we have talked about the attributes of fully evolved human beings and how some of our athletes demonstrate many of the qualities that combine towards them becoming “fully actualised” – the development and discovery of the true self. … Continue reading

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Seasonal Values – For Every Season: Honesty, 20th December

Apologies for the slight delay in posting this post on honesty. http://wp.me/p2rETw-3m Honesty, being the best policy ……… the M25 traffic wore me out last night. CB

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Ivory Towers Spurned?

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Britain is not the only country where tough questions are currently being asked about the future of higher education and the purposes of universities and university education. The London Observer newspaper and Chinadaily.com this week carried an article originally published … Continue reading

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Ebacc, Physical Intelligence and Children’s Rights

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The government’s determination to press ahead with the creation of something it calls the English Baccalaureate is continuing to meet with opposition. Opponents of the Ebacc say that it’s essentially an attempt to differentiate between what the government sees as … Continue reading

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Seasonal Values – For Every Season: Benevolence, 19th December

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“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.  Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?”  Brian Tracy How are we going to be benevolent today? With time for a friend in need, with money for … Continue reading

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