What the (University and College Union) UCU has exposed at both a national level and within individual universities is the shocking level of precarity in the sector. This is set to be a long struggle for the principle of public education.
I am not going to begin by saying that I found it a difficult decision to take strike action. I didn’t struggle over the decision at all. That is not… Read more »
I had a really thought-provoking visit to Liverpool last Friday to talk with Mark Johnson and visit the Stafford Beer archive at the Liverpool John Moores University. That left me… Read more »
I spent the last eight years observing teachers in mathematics classrooms, trying to work out the relationship between their thought and action, and before that I spent eight years in… Read more »
I feel it necessary to begin with a reminder of what I’m talking about when I refer to cybernetics. Since ‘cybernetic’ can evoke a range of ideas which might include… Read more »
Having completed an analysis of the systemic problems with my own institution(s), it is now time to think about what needs to be done. Much of what I have been… Read more »
While the English HE sector as done well financially in the last eight years, there is a culture of risk aversion within the university. In this post I think about the issues and consider some of the effects on my Faculty and on my work in education.
My daughter was playing badminton in an under-16 county match. I have spent enough time being the parent-on-the tramline, getting frustrated and trying not to coach her and interfere. After… Read more »
Remarks for the discussion at the Senate House, University of Cambridge on 6 November on the use of funds from £600 million bond issue Deputy Vice Chancellor. The Council has… Read more »