Can We Be More United?

26. July 2016 Politics 0
It turns out that while I was sleeping a new political movement was formed. Not a political party (we really don’t need more tribalism in the mess we laughingly call British politics) but a kind of non-partisan grouping of like-minded individuals, some of them politicians but most of them not. It’s called ‘More United‘ and was ...

Talking to Teachers.

Last Saturday I spoke to teachers about learning and emotion at a ResearchED event in York. I’m always amazed at how motivated teachers are, having given up their Saturday to attend an event about education and research. Last year I spoke at a number of similar events taking place across the country, all held on ...

The Referendum: Some Thoughts

28. June 2016 Politics 0
It’s becoming clear that the decision to leave the EU wasn’t really about the EU at all. And, while some are accusing Leave voters of being racist, I don’t believe it was about race either. It’s heartbreaking to hear about the growing racial tension and abuses on the streets of the UK but these appear ...