English and creative writing

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UK’s ‘strictest headmistress’ fears schools will stop teaching Shakespeare
Katharine Birbalsingh says move to decolonise English curriculum could mean Shakespeare replaced with black and female authors

Sally Weale Education correspondent

22, May, 2022 @6:24 PM

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Chris Taylor obituary
Other lives: Theatre publicist who set up an agency to champion new writers

Jackie Elliman

22, May, 2022 @4:41 PM

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Wrong prescription for teaching English | Letters
Letters: Alasdair Donaldson on curriculum changes that prompted him to leave classroom English teaching. Also letters from Joy Webb and Ian Watson


20, May, 2022 @5:08 PM

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Roger Sales obituary
Other lives: First professor of English studies at the University of East Anglia

Jessica Smith

19, May, 2022 @9:54 AM

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Fronted adverbials be damned. Let’s teach the young what really matters | Cathy Rentzenbrink
New research shows kids don’t learn creatively under a Kafkaesque grammar system

Cathy Rentzenbrink

06, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Valerie Letcher obituary
Other lives: Teacher and researcher into early British female writers in South Africa

Trevor Letcher

10, Feb, 2022 @4:59 PM

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Forget Wordle! Can you crack the Dickens Code? An IT worker from California just did
The writer’s archaic shorthand has baffled experts for over a century. So they launched a deciphering competition for fans – with stunning results that cast new light on his love life and financial peril

Simon Usborne

07, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Elizabeth Varughese obituary
Other lives: Fine art and English teacher whose love of painting and drawing pervaded all parts of her life

Rohini Pahl

02, Feb, 2022 @11:33 AM

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Why are ministers obsessed with teaching children to read using phonics? | Alice Bradbury
Our study shows that there is no solid evidence behind this method, and its ‘nonsense words’ are counterproductive, says professor Alice Bradbury

Alice Bradbury

19, Jan, 2022 @2:09 PM

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Lalage Bown obituary
Adult educationist whose anthology Two Centuries of African English helped transform approaches to literature in the continent

Lyn Innes

10, Jan, 2022 @12:33 PM

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Nigel Johnson obituary
Other lives: English teacher and lover of boats

Duncan McCargo

29, Dec, 2021 @7:17 PM

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In our war of words, full stops are dying but the exclamation mark is doing fine | Simon Horobin
Punctuation has always been controversial, but right now, amid fierce political debate, matters seem especially polarised, says professor of English Simon Horobin

Simon Horobin

28, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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