A few months ago I signed the Ada Lovelace pledge. Then, I realised I couldn’t think of anyone to write about. 10 weeks later, and with an hour before the end of the day, and I’m still struggling. As a Lib Dem of course, I might observe that many of the party’s e-innovators – Mary… Continue reading Why don’t I know more women in technology? [Ada Lovelace Day]
Following my piece on Sunday, I’ve written another article on faith schools over on Comment is Free: It is a shame that the supporters of faith schools lack the faith that their ethos could survive a few children of atheists running around the playground. Ultimately, society as a whole is the weaker for indulging their… Continue reading More on faith schools
I have to admit to coming out of the Lib Dem debate on 5-19 education feeling somewhat perplexed. After a complicated series of four amendments wrangling over the same bunch of lines, what the party has come up with seemed to be little more than a state commissioned figleaf scheme. Let me explain. The motion… Continue reading Why do faith school supporters want them to be so awful?