Category Archives: STEM

Sussex agencies that are called to promote STEM


Last Thursday in the House of Lords a statement was made by Diana Barran who since September has been the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for the School System). She referred to her announcement that she had made on … Continue reading

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A good question and a sad answer George Freeman


On Wednesday the MP for North Swindon asked a very good question which if the Government was a bit more creative and competent would have achieved a much better answer. Sadly the answer was very vague, given the call from … Continue reading

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COP26 raises many challenges including STEM!


Last week there was a Parliamentary debate on the outcome of COP26 which had taken place in Glasgow. A substantial number of people were involved in that event and worked incredibly hard to get the best outcome from the vital … Continue reading

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The Government must respond to the STEM skill gap


It is always fantastic when a group of high profile people are willing to work together to try to change the way in which the nation is acting. There are numerous themes that get adopted over time but right now … Continue reading

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Should Creative Courses be reduced for STEM?


Last Thursday in the House of Lords Steve Bassam who is based her in Brighton took part in a discussion under the heading of Creative Sector and as part of his speech he asked this question. Now I would certainly … Continue reading

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Thank you for the question Deborah


Last Monday in the House of Lords Deborah Clare Bull or Baroness Bull which is a great title asked a very important question. She is on the right and the response came from Baroness Barran who is on the left. … Continue reading

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Sussex #InternationalWomensDay a few senior Women I know


Today is International Women’s Day which is celebrated in many countries and is an opportunity for all of us to acknowledge the huge achievements which women have made in our area. The UN website states it is a rallying point … Continue reading

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Future Parliaments would benefit from STEM based education


This was written on Friday (it is in the Argus this morning) before the national lockdown announcement. Today a significant number of pupils are due to return to their schools for the beginning of their second half of autumn term … Continue reading

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Government calls for more “Scientific assessments of re-wilding”


It is perhaps an unexpected call and indeed given that the Government Minister who has made the call is Zac Goldsmith, we may need a bit more clarity to check that his call is genuine. However there are increasingly few … Continue reading

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Lets stop Politicians from arranging Peerages and find a new mechanism!


The news that the Tory Party had offered 8 members of the Brexit Party a Peerage in an attempt to stop them putting candidates into Tory constituencies is hardly a shock, although 8 Peers to a Party that has only … Continue reading

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