“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, no one is entitled to his own facts.” Daniel Patrick Moynihan (via Michael Bungay Stanier)
The university must be the site of the next Reformation – here’s why. “Nevertheless, both students and their potential employers are led to believe that academic credentials confer on students that what they have learned at university constitutes knowledge that is more durable than it really is. And all of this is made possible simply becauseContinue reading “The new reformation or just a course adjustment?”
“The Pub is the poor man’s University – but only if you can escape from it.” Irish saying
It has been quite a week at Rees Acres. We are used to wind and rain here on our hillside but I have not enjoyed/endured a storm like Ophelia before anywhere. One of the joys of living here is the weather, in towns or cities you tend to be concerned with, “am I going toContinue reading “Post-Ophelia. Pre-Brian.”
“It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little – do what you can.” Sidney Smith
From The Times via BDA, the words of another one of those Johnson boys. Universities urged to make more money from research Universities are to be measured on how well they work with business, collaborate on research and development and sell their intellectual property. Jo Johnson, the universities minister, will say today that a “knowledgeContinue reading “Education, education, education or have I missed the point?”
I periodically share information gleaned from a well know dermatologist. This time there’s also a video where, to celebrate an auspicious birthday, my little brother shows the results of his experiments in cloning. It is well worth a watch, or two.
After nearly 40 years in Dentistry, Tony Jacobs talks about his life and his proudest professional achievement, GDPUK which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
“The impossible attracts me because everything possible has been done and the world didn’t change.” Sun Ra via Alex Ross
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams