Michael Rosen condemns UK education system’s ‘fear of laughter’

In an “oppressive” education system, children need the release of humour to make the world less frightening, according to the former children’s laureate Michael Rosen. Revealing the winners of the Laugh Out...

Not listening to Children? Individual Bad Practice or a Confusing System!

I have been a children’s advocate for many years and have represented children where there have been child protection concerns as well as children living within the care system. As a children’s...

Together We Can: Wealth creation and community development by Kieran Breen

Leicestershire Cares is a local charity and membership organisation that seeks to connect business with the local community, so nobody is left behind. I have been working for Cares for three years and many of...

Birthday cakes, rockets and washing machines: How Fuzzy logic can empower young people

Imagine you gathered a group of people together and gave them the ingredients and instructions to bake a cake. If they followed the instructions eventually, they should all be able to bake a cake. At a much...

Are we turning back the clock on LGBTQ+ rights?

Recent events in Birmingham and Manchester are a stark reminder that in 2019 same-sex relationships are still highly contested among some people. I was born in 1975 and there has been a seismic shift in...

Charity Nation

Have you noticed the remarkable increase in charity appeals for a whole range of ‘good causes’ – medical, social and environmental? It would be hard to miss them I guess given that the BBC seems to have become the State collection box for a good...

Four Cheers for Paying Tax

The economist Milton Friedman, who many people would cite as the Godfather of Neoliberalism, observed on a number of occasions that tax taken from an individual without their consent amounts to theft by the State. This particular notion has been...