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Not Fit for Purpose

The University of the Third Age, which says adult education policy is “not fit for purpose,” complains that “lifelong learning has become a euphemism for ‘working lifetimes learning’ and adult education for third-agers is seen as no more than a marginal activity.”More in Education Guardian… 

Flat Earth News

A new book out, Flat Earth News, takes a good look at journalism nowadays, arguing that newspaper stories are often recycled pieces or, as Roy Greenslade in the Guardian describes the book: “it amounts to a full-frontal assault on the newspapers for routinely publishing dodgy stories.” <br />   <img src=”″ alt=”” /><br />

The NCS Blog

We have a blog. We’ve taken a while to get round to setting one up, but we have finally taken the plunge. What we didn’t want to do was to create a blog just for the sake of having a blog. After all, there are millions of blogs out there: what would be the point …

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Burns’ Night

The 25th of January is celebrated as Burns’ Night here in Scotland.All around the country (and in may parts of the world) a haggis will be addressed, whisky will be drunk, the lassies will be toasted and Robert Burns’ words will be recited with passion. Here’s a new web site to give you a flavour …

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New Cloisters Magazine

Development of our new online magazine continues apace. The Desert Archaeologist Howard Middleton-Jones has joined our contributors and we are looking forward to running stories about his work studying Coptic culture in Egypt. His journey has taken him from the Western Desert to discussions with religious leaders around the world and we hope to have …

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