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Question Time at KEHS

Sixth form girls were privileged today to hear an excellent panel debating current issues. The panel, most ably chaired by broadcaster and journalist Sally Jones, consisted of : Gisela Stuart, MP for Birmingham Edgbaston Nick Hillman, Chief of Staff to David Willetts MP Deirdre Alden,  Councillor for Edgbaston Bali Rai, author. John Hemming, MP for […]

New galleries at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

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  New galleries opened at BMAG earlier this month, and they will be a wonderful resource for exploring the global history of Birmingham. The publicity from the new galleries invites you to immerse yourself in over 500 years of life, passion, strife and achievement. In the iconic new ‘Birmingham, its people, its history’ galleries visitors […]

Climate change : really useful sources

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Upper Sixth girls working on Climate Change for their General Studies case study would be well advised to look at this really useful article in this week’s Guardian : http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/may/09/carbon-capture-storage-climate-change It is written by Damian Carrington, who regularly writes interesting, well informed and up-to-the-minute blogs about environmental matters. Do have a look! www.guardian.co.uk/environment/damian–carrington–blog

Watch live debates

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The organisation “Intelligence squared” stages live debates all around the country, but also posts parts of those debates on YouTube. If you are looking to improve your debating skills, or to see what eminent speakers have to say on controversial issues, it is well worth logging on to YouTube and then searching for clips  posted […]

Moral Dilemmas

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Various sections of the media contain well-presented arguments about moral dilemmas. These are well worth seeking out and giving some time and thought to. For example, this month’s edition of New Internationalist magazine (in school library), in its regular Argument section, presents  arguments for and against the question “Should assisted suicide be legalised?” And the BBC […]

Battling Boardroom Pay

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Can the Government bring top Chief  Executive Officers’ pay under control? Listen to a discussion about this on Radio 4, Thursday 9th February (or listen to the podcast) 8pm BBC Radio 4, ‘The Report’.      

Half term suggestion: Leonardo’s Drawings

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Here’s an idea for the February half  term holiday : ten of Leonardo da Vinci’s finest drawings are on exhibition at the moment at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. They have been selected to reflect Leonardo’s use of different media and the extraordinary range of his activities: painting and sculpture, engineering, botany, mapmaking, hydraulics and […]