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All-weather jobs

July 8, 2011


What is the worst job in the UK when it rains? Inspired by the glum weather today and this man’s efforts outside my window to trim hedges whilst soaked to the skin, I would like to share my own experience. A few summers ago I worked for a charity as a ‘Face-to-Face’ fundraiser. This is […]

Lord Prescott: a comic?

March 7, 2011


Former Deputy prime minister Lord John Prescott will present the shipping forecast on Radio 4 for comic relief, but questions must surely be asked if he is the right man for the job. Throughout his political career, Mr Prescott has invited controversy wherever he has gone. Who could possibly forget the day when he threw […]

Experts make the best teachers

March 6, 2011


There is an interesting post by Worst Professor Ever arguing that experts in the field are not necessarily the best teachers. This is an argument I agree with to an extent – and seems to be in direct contrast to the thinking of education ministers in the UK, with the conservatives keen on only allowing […]