Category Archives: STEM

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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Ken Baker describes how Gove & colleagues have failed for last 10 years


On Monday while MPs in the House of Commons were arguing about whether to hold election no 3 in four and a half years, their colleagues in the House of Lords took part in a debate under the title “Vocational … Continue reading

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Government wants to ensure that “E” in STEM is equal


Earlier this week in Parliament an interesting discussion took place regarding the importance of Engineering which for me as a STEM Ambassador from an Engineering background is very inspiring, particularly if the Government is able to achieve the objectives that … Continue reading

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Parliamentary incompetence goes beyond Boris’s campaign


When considering the performance of our Government at the moment it is hard to look beyond the poor quality interviews and debate that Boris and Jeremy are taking part in. However this statement by Nadhim Zahawi proves that we need … Continue reading

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A positive Government STEM strategy has been challenged


One of the very positive aspects of the House of Lords is their ability to challenge the approach being taken by the Government of the day. In many cases these challenges are vital. However it is always concerning when competent … Continue reading

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Is this why Trump opposes Huawei?


When my last Blackberry mobile phone was damaged beyond use and my provider offered me a Huawei device as an alternative to Samsung, I took their advice and now have a Huawei mobile phone. For at least one reason that … Continue reading

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Invite Nick to visit your School – and find out how things are!


One of the blogs I read regularly is published under the @TeacherToolkit title by Ross Morrison McGill. His blog today refers to visits to Schools by Nick Gibb, the Government Minister responsible for Schools as part of the Department for … Continue reading

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