A Good University…

Creative: Write a letter to John Henry Cardinal Newman telling him how much you appreciate his take on what a university education should be about     Dear Newman,   Exactly what is education? Surely it is just the pouring of facts into our young minds, as we have grown accustomed to for so long. … More A Good University…

Creased and Crippled

Creative: You are a belligerent student in Mr Gradgrind’s classroom. In a short, punchy paragraph tell Mr Gradgrind exactly what you think of his teaching methods.   “Facts and numbers, make me revolt! None of them matter, no! Not to me, no sir. I do not sit at home, counting the peas on my plate and … More Creased and Crippled

Music of Knowledge

(CREATIVE “Expostulation and Reply”)     Young one, as you sit upon a still stone, And turn over pages inside your brain Think! For a book is worth as many words as it holds. But an image is worth a thousand to one.   For to squat upon such a still, quiets form Only stills … More Music of Knowledge