Big Issue Magazine London Edition
July 08 - 14 2013
In this edition of The Big Issue:-
Family feuds, sex and scandal... No wonder Britain is in bed with the Tudors!
Henry VIII et al provide great drama, but is it time to consign this national obsession to history? Thomas Quinn goes back to the classroom.
Skateistan - Can skateboarding help rebuild Afghanistan? Yes, says Oliver Percovich, founder of Skateistan - a pioneering project providing hope for thousands of children whose lives have been blighted by oppression, violence and mass drug addiction.
Report Card - Michael Gove: Must Do Better!
School's out (almost) but education minister Michael Gove last week shocked parents and teachers when he announced that holidays should be decentralised, with each school deciding individually when to open and close it's doors. It was the final straw for many. Francis Gilbert, author of I'm a Teacher, Get me out of here, would give "a long detention on the last day of term and a great deal of homework". Here (in the article) is how he marked Gove on his subjects...
MICHAEL ROSEN (Author, ex-Children's Laureate) is the subject of this week's 'Letter to my younger self'.
Sperm Donors Needed! Dr Faye Rodger, Consultant in reproductive medicine at IVF Scotland, says Sperm Donation remains as important as ever.
Plus all the usual Book, Film, Music and Art reviews.