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  • Parents urge UK universities to reveal student suicide rates October 5, 2022
    Inquest to be held into death of Harry Armstrong Evans, who was at University of ExeterThe parents of a 21-year-old student at the University of Exeter who took his own life after failing final-year exams have called for new legislation to require universities to publish the number of students who have killed themselves at their […]
    Sally Weale Education correspondent
  • British teachers found not guilty over death of girl, 12, on French school trip October 5, 2022
    Jessica Lawson from Wolfreton school near Hull died in July 2015 when pontoon capsized in lake near LimogesThree British teachers have been found not guilty of the equivalent of manslaughter by gross negligence after the death of a ā€œbeautiful and outgoingā€ 12-year-old pupil on a French school trip.Jessica Lawson, from Wolfreton school in Willerby, near […]
    Helen Pidd North of England editor and agencies
  • Sudan faces ā€˜generational catastropheā€™ as millions of children miss school October 5, 2022
    Floods, militia raids and hunger mean a third of children are not in school at all, while the rest have too few teachers, aid groups warnNearly every school-age child in Sudan is missing out on education, either completely or facing serious disruption, aid organisations have warned.Schools in some states reopened this week after delays due […]
    Zeinab Mohammed Salih
  • Students lose out as some universities are still teaching online | Letter October 3, 2022
    Pauline Forker says her daughter is saddled with debt for what has turned into a glorified correspondence courseMay I suggest that when compiling university league tables in the future (The Guardian University Guide 2023, 24 September), one of the criteria that you take into consideration is the proportion of teaching that is done in person […]
  • Did you solve it? Physics puzzles for smart students October 3, 2022
    The solution to your coffee woes, and other problemsEarlier today I set these puzzles, suggested by the Department of Physics at Oxford University.1. Cuppa conundrum1) Add milk right away, then wait a few minutes before drinking.2) Wait a few minutes, then add milk just before drinking.1) it goes up2) it goes down Continue reading...
    Alex Bellos
  • When British schools ignore Irish history, is it any wonder Brexit is such a mess? | Jennifer Horgan October 3, 2022
    Lack of knowledge about the Anglo-Irish relationship past and present has deep personal and political consequencesBefore emigrating from Ireland to teach in England in 2006, I assumed British people would know as much about me as I did about them. I was put right just one year into the job, in an east London staffroom, […]
    Jennifer Horgan
  • Can you solve it? Physics puzzles for smart students October 3, 2022
    How to cool your coffee and other crucial questionsUPDATE: The solutions can be read hereTodayā€™s puzzles have been suggested by he Department of Physics at Oxford university, for reasons that will become clear below.They kick off with a question that could change your life, that is, if you are always burning your mouth on hot […]
    Alex Bellos
  • Readers reply: how might things have turned out if the Romans had stayed in Britain? October 2, 2022
    The long-running series in which readers answer other readersā€™ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical conceptsā€¢ This weekā€™s question: When I die which religion will offer the best deal?How might things have turned out if the Romans had stayed in Britain? Jane ShawSend new questions to […]
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