The English Department's Blog

November, 2011 Archive

Nov 24

We like interesting new writers here at Nottingham High School, especially if they come from our own ranks.  Jack Boaden is one such, and has recently had an interview published in NG5. His interview with The James Cleaver Quintet is a cracking piece of rock journalism, and we are looking forward to plenty of free tickets […]

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Nov 24

Reports have been hitting various news websites of a study published by Dr Kenneth Heaton, a former gastroenterologist, which argues that doctors should turn to Shakespeare, who had a remarkable insight into the way that physical symptoms can be caused by psychological problems.  It certainly seems like a really interesting idea, although I can’t comment […]

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Nov 14

Words

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This post is all about words.  About why our language is important and why we should care about it.  About how words may be dying because people are not using them.  About how words give people the power to understand themselves and make an impact on the world around them. If you have visited the […]

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Nov 10

I love the Boston Globe’s Big Picture website. It presents a constantly changing diet of the best news photography in the world, picking up stories that might otherwise be overlooked, or images that, while not as striking as those that make the headlines, often have powerful stories to tell.  Today, while looking through this excellent series on […]

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Nov 09

For a long time now I’ve been an enthusiastic user of Google Chrome: it’s lighter, faster and much less annoying than Internet Explorer, and doesn’t eat system resources the way Firefox used to (that said, I’m looking forward to seeing what Version 8 has to offer).  What makes Chrome great for me as an English […]

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