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I remember when all this was chariot racing…

Whilst reclining in a very hot (and very well deserved) bath, reading A History of Histories: Epics, Chronicles, Romances and Inquiries from Herodotus and Thucydides to the Twentieth Century I came across the following (slightly edited by me) “As soon as wealth came to be a mark of distinction and an easy way to renown […]

Why change it?

Lots of people have asked me why I re-named my blog (ok, actually it was one person – my wife Sarah – I’m not sure – DARTS?*). Partially it was because I’m writing much more about history teaching on www.onedamnthing.org.uk, but also it was because I’ve been (at long last you might say) coming to […]

Things I would learn about, if I had the time.

It should have become apparent that I don’t have time to blog, let alone have time to read and write at the moment. School is crazy busy, in an exciting and opportunity filled way, and our home life is, well, full. So, if my intellect had a wish list, the following would be on it […]

Diploma Finished!

Finally, and due in no small part to the help and guidance from my Supervisor, Anna Pendry, I have finished my PGDES portfolio and handed it in.  Phew! Tell you what, writing in the same house as a  three week old  and a three year old was, well an interesting challenge.  This challenge would’ve been […]

Donald McIntyre

Although I never met him, I was really sad when I was told of the death of Donald McIntyre former head of Cambridge University’s Faculty of Education.  I’ve been reading lots of Professor McIntyre’s work for my diploma, and it was his ideas about embracing the lack of consensus between school and university viewpoints that […]


Meet Iris Elizabeth Podesta 6lb 12oz born 29. Sept 2007 at 21.06

Happy Birthday to Me!

It’s my birthday.  I watched "This Life+ 10". The watching of it was so unsatisfying that, well, it just goes to show that you should never re-vist your youth.  I can’t really remember why it seemed to have such a profound effect on me at the time the show first ran when I was at […]