Monthly Archives: May 2011

Amber Films

Last week a major British social documentary co-operative had its work added to the UNESCO UK Memory of the World Register. The UNESCO UK Memory of the World Register is an online catalogue created to help promote the UK’s documentary … Continue reading

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Saunas and education?

Now that I’ve got your attention, this picture is a Google image and, unfortunately, not me or anyone here. The sauna with a view, however, is almost identical to the one I was in this week. After a long day … Continue reading

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Steamship sports programme, 1934

Just something I found today in a folder from the Fred Clarke collection Sports programme from the RMS “Armadale Castle”, 1934 (ref FC/4/34) I’m intrigued by the “Potato Races”, and what could “Are you there?” possibly be? Hide and seek? … Continue reading

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Finnish education soup

Perhaps this is a sign I’ve been eating too much here in Finland, but I’d like to share my recipe for a tasty education soup. Add the following: a heaping measure of teacher education (MA quality) a healthy dose of teacher … Continue reading

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‘London restaurant refuses to serve women cocktails after 8,unless with a man’

I wasn’t going to post about this as my first reaction was it was a bit too frivolous, but then I put a comment on Twitter and it got re-tweeted more times than anything else I’ve put up, so I … Continue reading

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Facts and factors of Finnish success

The University of Helsinki is a large, thriving university. Originally founded in Turku in 1640, the university transferred to Helsinki in 1828. Presently, the university serves 37,000 degree students and 30,000 continuing education and Open University students on four campuses … Continue reading

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Hello from Helsinki

I’m at the University of Helsinki for an International Staff Exchange week. Erasmus participants are from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, France and that’s just an A – F start!  I regret missing the IOE International and Culture week, … Continue reading

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