Twelve Principles for Reinventing the 21 Century University

Universities are much in the news, but it is not good news. The rise in the  pandemic R number in the UK is having a profound impact on university students as they return in their thousands to campuses to find in many of them that they face total lockdown. So, no immersive quality campus experienceContinue reading “Twelve Principles for Reinventing the 21 Century University”


There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. Hamlet (1.5.167-8), Hamlet to Horatio your philosophy ] i.e., philosophy (or learning) in general. If I have a fond memory of my mother’s wisdom it is this quote from Shakespeare’s Hamlet she frequently used in our daily conversations. She hadContinue reading “CREATING BETTER FUTURES:FROM WORLDVIEWS TO A BETTER WORLD”


We live in a moment of epochal precarity, amidst irreversible environmental catastrophe that is impacting all life on Earth. Signaling the end of human exceptionalism, this era calls for an urgent redefinition of what it is to be human and a reconfiguration of the relationship between human and Earth. How should education respond to aContinue reading “EDUCATION BEYOND THE HUMAN”

Consciousness and Climate Change

Guest blog by Emma Hickling Amidst all the doom and gloom of Covid-19, I decided to read a recently published book about the philosophy of consciousness, which has the engaging title of “Galileo’s Error”. The author, Philip Goff, is an academic who manages to make a complex subject very accessible to the lay reader. TheContinue reading “Consciousness and Climate Change”