Totnes, the Devon town that I grew up in, is in the papers. The last few times it has hit the news it has been for refusing to allow chain cafes to join the High Street, or for painting a pedestrian crossing in rainbow colours for Pride. Sadly this time the news is not about the fantastic local cafes, or even the weird Elizabethan market on Tuesdays, but the high proportion of people who are anti-vaxx and think covid is a conspiracy theory.Continue reading
I’m linking to an article here from a little while back which I wrote for Prospect Magazine about how I think exams are bad for young people’s mental health.
This is still relevant now with England lagging behind other nations in cancelling exams next year.