On Thursday, University College London (UCL) confirmed that they would not be reinstating Sir Tim Hunt, the beleaguered Nobel Laureate who reportedly has a ‘problem with girls.’ Nobody really expected the institution to change its mind but I did wonder if it would regret its unusually quick reflex reaction to Hunt’s remarks. My own interest […]
The sinister-sounding drone is one of the more unloved technological developments, mostly due to scaremongering suggesting we’re all being spied on from the skies. But some enterprising consumers are finding new and innovative ways to make use of drones, including these five unusual tasks for the flying cameras. 1. Gig photography Enrique Iglesias recently sliced […]
As confusing subcultures appear and disappear in a blink and technology evolves at sci-fi speed, it’s easy to get lost in the excitement of the #New. Tech-savvy pre-teens are undoubtedly the ones carving out tomorrow, but this means that inevitably some of the characters from Generation-Yesterday are getting left behind in the scramble. I’ve had […]
A lack of “high-quality” apprenticeships is exacerbating literacy and numeracy problems in UK and creating an unskilled workforce
Alan Milburn pointed to evidence that shows that high-calibre teaching can add up to 18 months of learning to a disadvantaged student
Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman could become one of the fastest-selling works of literary fiction on record
The Church of England is considering an about-turn to bring back the penalty of defrocking rogue priests
With no major sponsors and no ongoing funding from lottery grants or sporting authorities, gold medal winners Louise and Kimberley Renicks say they are struggling to fund their careers.
Today, The Mail on Sunday can reveal disturbing new details of an incident in Alicante – and of contemporary statements about it drawn up for a secretive Labour Party inquiry.
Brian May, 67, says the traumatic effect of a series of incidents in his youth – including killing flies – set him on the unlikely path from rock icon to Britain’s most powerful animal-rights activist.