Author Archives: Ciaran Picker

‘We Cannot Edit Our Past’: The Dangers of Removing Political Debate from Schools

There is no denying the importance of education, especially in our formative school years. We learn how and why things happen and use that information to form opinions about the current state of affairs and, of course, about the history of how we got there. The government this week announced a change to the English […]

Coronavirus: Learn From the Past to Help the Present

George Santayana once said that “Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it”. Looking back at the 20th Century Spanish Flu Pandemic, what does it teach us about how to handle a global pandemic?