Prince Charles once admitted to talking to his plants and comedian Miranda Hart struck a chord with thousands in April when she tweeted that “it is absolutely normal, and to be encouraged, when you find yourself talking to objects. I just said ‘thank you, you are really good at what you do’ to a hoover.” It’s…

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A mirror, a path, a tree. Born held tight, dying free. …was a riddle featured in last week’s bulletin. Did your students get it? The answer was, “river”. Close up, you can see your reflection in it. Boats can use it as a path. From above, or on a map, the tributaries feed into it…

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“Need” feels like a very important concept at the moment. Education, business, the hospitality industry etc. all have competing needs – and how much does society need each of these areas to thrive?   This got me thinking about ethical questions surrounding need. We can divide them into two categories:   Descriptive (on how things are)   When do…

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