The changing currency of ‘cultural capital’

The English schools inspectors are apparently looking for schools to teach ‘cultural capital’. But what does cultural capital mean, and how is it changing? It’s now a full year since Ofsted, the UK schools...

Disney updates content warning for racism in classic films

A content advisory notice for racism in classic Disney films, in place since last year, has been updated with a strengthened message. When played on the Disney+ streaming service, films such as Dumbo, Peter...

Covid shows why care is in crisis: we have crushed the humanity out of it

Care is a short word that is ubiquitous, used for the most intimate relationships with vulnerability and dependence from birth to death. Fired by curiosity, I have hunted out people whose lives are dominated...

Loving relationships vital to children’s well-being, young people say

Feeling loved and supported by friends and family is a top priority for children’s health and wellbeing, a survey of young people has found. New research by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) used a...

Overstretched health visitors caring for up to 2,400 families each

Overstretched health visitors have been forced to care for up to 2,400 families with newborns at a time, 10 times the recommended number, according to the sector’s most senior figure. Read the full article on...

The changing currency of ‘cultural capital’

The English schools inspectors are apparently looking for schools to teach ‘cultural capital’. But what does cultural capital mean, and how is it changing? It’s now a full year since Ofsted, the UK schools inspectorate, incorporated the notion of...