Eshana Dasanjh - Year 11 Student History is determined by those who write it. As Napoleon once said, ‘What is history, but a fable agreed upon?’ Many parts of history are often forgotten, downplayed, or repressed, and nowhere is this more fitting than in the turbulent history of the British Empire. Instead of recognising the … Continue reading The Censorship of the History of the British Empire
Mr C Dodd - TGJ Staff Editor Be Philosophical What is love? If everyone loved everyone would the world be a better place? What different kinds of love are there? (I don’t, for example, love peanut butter the way I love my sisters, so there must be more than one kind) Obviously. Most people from … Continue reading Developing Thinking Skills: September 2019
Benjamin Bissett (Year 8) & Tom White (Year 13) On the 28th February 2019, GSAL and councillor Dan Cohen (Conservative councillor for Alwoodley) hosted and sponsored a talk by Tim Marshall, former diplomatic editor and foreign affairs editor for Sky News. Marshall, who was educated at Prince Henry’s Grammar School in Otley, spoke about how … Continue reading Review: Talk by Tim Marshall
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Harari, Yuval N. (2015) This popular book from historian, philosopher and author Yuval Noah Harari was recently listed as one of the best ‘brainy’ books of the last decade. A popular choice as a school speech day prize, this accessible and thought-provoking book … Continue reading Recommended Read: Sapiens
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor **NEW** Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) Future Learn—choose from hundreds of online courses from top universities and specialist organisations. You could start with Critical Thinking at University: An Introduction, provided by the University of Leeds. EdX—a leader in its field, edX offers hundreds of online courses, many of which … Continue reading Wider Learning Resources: Nov 2018
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor Inspiring and Nurturing the Scientists of the Future What is the YSJ? The Young Scientists Journal is an international peer-review science journal written, reviewed and produced by school students aged 12 to 20. The YSJ is a place for young people to publish their scientific research. Print issues of … Continue reading Young Scientists Journal
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor Face of the new £50 bank note? The Bank of England has recently announced plans to introduce a new polymer £50 bank note. Members of the public have been asked to nominate scientists—who must be British and dead—whose face could grace the new note. Stephen Hawking might be the … Continue reading What’s News: Face of the new £50 bank note?