Text of the Prof. Merryn Hutchings Education discussion available

Professor Merryn Hutchings of London Metropolitan University: discussed “Are schools now exam factories?" in this latest Green Room Podcast of the live event held in late October 2017.
What are we doing to children’s education?

The original text of the presentation for discussion is available for download here (PDF 75kb opens in a new window or right click and select download).

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Professor Merryn Hutchings of London Metropolitan University: discussed “Are schools now exam factories?" in this latest Green Room Podcast of the live event held in late October 2017.
What are we doing to children’s education?
Merryn appears on the BBC and Channel 4 speaking of her increasing
concern about the stress we are creating for our young. You can listen to other podcasts here

New Podcast - HappenStance comes to the Green Room

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HappenStance Press Comes to Porthcawl

Poet and editor of HappenStance press Nell Nelson travels from Fife to Porthcawl to launch two new books by Welsh poets.

'Unleaving' is the first collection of poems by Kristian Evans, a writer and artist, originally from Bridgend, who currently lives among the dunes at Kenfig on the south Wales coast with his wife, two sons and a border collie. A close observer of the expressions of the natural world, and its dialogue with poetic tradition, his work is nonetheless willing to take risks and test our conventions. Even in his prose, there’s poetry, the borderlines blurred and burnished. He is the author of the popular Kenfig Journal.

Stephen Payne’s day job is in academic cognitive science. He is currently Professor of Human-Centric Systems at the University of Bath. He’s always been fascinated by language and lyric, and here, in his first full length collection, 'Pattern Beyond Chance', scientist and poet meet and strike sparks. It’s no surprise to encounter poems that think, and think about thinking. They’re playful, provocative and lyrical, and the poet’s continuous pleasure in sound and pattern is curiously infectious.

Nell said, ""How lucky and lovely it is to have debut publications from two excellent Welsh poets at the same time! It's a delight to be launching HappenStance books in Wales -- for the first time, but definitely not the last."

Originally recorded in November 2015, more podcasts (with Twm Morys) soon.