Pluto in the doghouse

This article was published on the Guardian’s Comment is Free website on 30 August 2006. Please note that the Gulf Daily News republished this article without permission, and in clear violation of its syndication agreement with the Guardian. The Gulf Daily News refused to pay a retrospective syndication fee, and continued to host the article […]

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A farewell to physics?

This article was published on the Guardian’s Comment is Free website on 11 August 2006. That physics education is in decline is beyond doubt; the figures speak for themselves. According to a research study recently published by Professor Alan Smithers and Dr Pamela Robinson, educationalists based at the University of Buckingham, the numbers of students taking […]

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Reclaiming the English tradition

This article is published also on the Guardian’s Comment is Free website and Dave Hill’s Temperana blog. It was Dave Hill who originally commissioned this piece for a series on impressions of England. “What is it to be English? It is a very serious question. The English are somehow embarrassed about some of the good […]

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