Monthly Archives: November 2017

Cycling helmets and road safety

I was reluctant to wear a helmet until my brother-in-law was knocked from his bike by another cyclist. He fell backwards onto the ground where he struck the back of his head with considerable force. The helmet he was wearing … Continue reading

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Misgendering, mathematics and a misdirected mission

On Monday, November 13th a Times leading article warned of a confused debate about gender which threatens to harm young people. In the same edition there is a report of a teacher being suspended for “misgendering.” The teacher had referred … Continue reading

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Troublesome children – mis-directed anger

Shock and outrage – too  much for children, too little for parents Last Friday I listened to Professor Phil Scraton of Queen’s University, Belfast on BBC Radio Four’s Desert Island Discs. He was describing a punishment he had witnessed while … Continue reading

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