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A Rosy ‘Importance’!

Publicity Poster for Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest – Rose Theatre, Kingston Upon Thames Written over a hundred years ago, Oscar Wilde’s comedies remain popular. Last year, it was the turn of An Ideal Husband to grace the West End, alongside countless amateur, school and regional productions. And this year, within the last month, two productions of The…

Who needs The Inbetweeners?

Sunset over Mull

So the Summer Holidays drew to a close with a visit to the cinema to see The Inbetweeners. Of course, I laughed throughout, not least at moments of painful self-recognition. It’s cleverly observed, shrewdly written and somewhere there’s compassion for the characters. But somewhere it’s also vacuous: after the booze and the bonks there’s not…

Time Up for the Times Ed?

The Times Educational Supplement Relaunched as a magazine this week, the once essential read for teachers has a fresh new look but can a makeover save the day? Time was when the aspiring teacher was instructed to read the TES each week. Before I started teacher training, I bought it religiously for a year, following slavishly…

Highland Warrior

The start of Calum's Road on Raasay

Calum’s Road by Roger Hutchinson Two summers ago, a wet day on holiday in Scotland led me to stumble upon this deeply moving and widely lauded account of one man’s struggle. It had been the most awful day of weather, of the sort which only those who holiday regularly North of the Border can understand,…