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Stop Waiting: A New Day for Learning

Stop Waiting: A New Day for Learning

Learning starts at home. The sooner ‘learning’ is seen as a pervasive process that begins at birth the more adept we will become at …
Is the church a man’s world?

Is the church a man’s world?

I am standing for election to the House of Laity, General Synod, as an ‘inclusive’ candidate. As the name of my blog suggests I …
Baby Girls-who wants them?

Baby Girls-who wants them?

Eleven years ago, just before I gave birth to my daughter, the Sunday Times carried an article about how baby girls were being left …
The Failure of Higher Education

The Failure of Higher Education

The traditional way of viewing education was to regard it in two halves: (1) school was about getting the grades that were good enough to …
Daughters – Future WAGs or Future Leaders?

Daughters – Future WAGs or Future Leaders?

I refer to Daisy Goodwin’s article in the Sunday Times News Review 4 July titled ‘Scrub Up and Strike Gold’. Daisy was invited to …
Youth need human capital

Youth need human capital

The financial crisis has taught us that the concept of a skill for life does not translate into a job for life anymore. The …
Art Is Fundamental — and Fundamental to Support

Art Is Fundamental — and Fundamental to Support

Leo Tolstoy considered art as one of the conditions of human life. Art requires all the senses to be used when analysing and appreciating …
Yikes-School Sports Day Memories

Yikes-School Sports Day Memories

The piece at http://timesonline.typepad.com/alphamummy/2010/06/will-you-be-doing-the-parents-race-at-sports-day.html#comments has brought back ghastly memories of the first school sports day that I …
Ethnic Diversity Should Not Be A Mask

Ethnic Diversity Should Not Be A Mask

As an Asian member of the Liberal Democrat party I feel a strong need to speak up. The Diversity Agenda discourse on the question …
An Imaginary Commencement Speech at Yale

An Imaginary Commencement Speech at Yale

The common narrative of the aim of education is always good grades leading to admisison to a good university and, subsequently, resulting in a …
Sarah Palin Must Also Favor 'Spreading the Wealth Around'

Sarah Palin Must Also Favor 'Spreading the Wealth Around'

Christian life encompasses charity. Christian life is about giving. That’s what Christ did. The redistribution of wealth is central to this concept of …
Does It Matter How Many Frogs You Have Kissed?

Does It Matter How Many Frogs You Have Kissed?

So many mothers still pass on the message, which they learnt from their own mothers, to daughters that a man, especially a rich one, …

First Malaysian to appear on British Reality TV