TALK ART/TALK SOCIETY: Merging technology and historical research

The Finnish Institute in London's second Talk Art/Talk Society event looks into the questions regarding the relationship of technology and historical research. Discussants for the event are Dr Jussi Parikka (FI), Professor in Technological Culture & Aesthetics and Dr Julianne Nyhan (UK), Lecturer in Digital Information Studies. The discussion is mo [...] Read more ...

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30 Jan 2015

Must do better!

Maggie Jones offers an end of term assessment of the government’s school reforms Today in the Lords, we will debate the progress of the Coalition’s school reforms. In fact, a school report that can best be assessed simply as: ’must do better’. Even more so, given the debate comes a day after the publication of a damning report from the Educ [...] Read more ...

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30 Jan 2015

Interview: Baroness Hayter

Shadow Cabinet Office minister Dianne Hayter thinks politicians should show more respect to civil servants who “work their socks off”. So you understand why I’m interested in the civil service, because they are absolutely part of that process,” Hayter says. Hayter on… Access talksAt the moment you’ve got two parties in government, and t [...] Read more ...

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30 Jan 2015

Become a superfast savvy business over breakfast

Businesses are invited to a free superfast broadband breakfast briefing to understand more about different connectivity options and opportunities available in the county. Essex County Council and Braintree District Council are jointly hosting a free countywide Superfast Essex Business Breakfast at The Discovery Centre, at Great Notley Country Park, [...] Read more ...

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30 Jan 2015


Using technology, data and the internet for social good at the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations. Read more ...

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30 Jan 2015

Rob Grimshaw named as CEO of TES Global

TES Global, the global digital education business, today announced that Chief Operating Officer (COO) Rob Grimshaw is to become its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on March 31, 2015. At the same time, current CEO Louise Rogers will step up to take on the role of Chair. The new leadership team will bring together the best of European digital and c [...] Read more ...

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30 Jan 2015

Forecast update: 30 January 2015

The polls – and our forecast – are very little changed since last week. Labour still have just a one-point lead in our polling average, leading our model to give the Conservatives a 70% chance of winning the most votes come election day. However, our forecast remains much more finely-balanced when it comes to who’ll win the most seats: it’s [...] Read more ...

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30 Jan 2015