Monthly Archives: January 2016

Binary Gender Banished in Brighton

Brighton college has replaced its traditional school uniform with a “trouser uniform” and a “skirt uniform” which students can chose between. There is no longer skirts for girls and trousers for boys. Headteacher Richard Cairns said this change came following requests from “a small number of families”. Cairns was happy to comply as the choice… Continue Reading

The Cat that Isn’t: Loneliness in an Ageing Population

Alan is the cat that isn’t. In fact, he is one of many cats that aren’t. He is a robot cat that is part of Hasbro’s new Joy for All Range (buy here). These cats have been specifically designed as a companion pet for the elderly. Jim McGuckin, living in Lake Park – a care… Continue Reading

Clothes Maketh the Man: Fashion & Insensitivity

This week has not been a good week for the fashion world as far as I’m concerned. For all those catwalk enthusiasts I am not talking about high fashion. In fact understanding fashion continues to elude me. No, I am talking about the clothes we wear everyday. The clothes we buy on the hight street…. Continue Reading

Better Than I Thought or Being Thankful

The new year is the time to reflect and make new resolutions. I don’t really buy into this idea. I believe we should have resolutions throughout the year encouraging us to adopt better habits and make ourselves better people. Having not had the best festive period, (alone and ill), I began the new year feeling… Continue Reading

Housing the Homeless: Michael Sheen’s Activism

It is always wonderful to see famous people putting their hard earned fame to good use. I am particularly thrilled to write about Michael Sheen, one of my favorites, petition to the Welsh government for better provision of housing for homeless teens. Sheen’s use of his media presence to lobby government for social change renews… Continue Reading

Thought We Said Never Again: Genocide Continues

In a recent study of over eight hundred 11-16 year old students a group of Year 11 pupils found that 81% could not name any modern genocides but 78% agreed they would benefit from more genocide education. This study comes in the wake of representatives from 15 schools around the country visiting the House of Commons… Continue Reading