‘Circademics’ get serious about circus

  • 426Dave Calvert is a Senior Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance and also a co-convenor of the Applied and Social Theatre working group of the Theatre and Performance Research Association.  His own research specialism is in learning disabled performance and his research also includes popular forms of entertainment, including the history of the British Pierrot troupe, and the Rat Pack.  Here he examines the story about circus skills being used as a way of preventing marginalised young people from dropping out and the broader issues behind that.

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Poorest boys lag behind on language skills

  • 830Dr Lisa Russell is a Senior Lecturer in Education and Community Studies and here she comments on the claim by the Read On. Get On. campaign that four out of 10 of England’s poorest boys start school without the language skills needed to learn.

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Yorkshire offered devolution ‘chance of a lifetime’

  • SalvesonVisiting Professor Paul Salveson comments the Local Government Secretary Greg Clark’s announcement that Yorkshire is being offered the “chance in a lifetime” to take control of its own fate through the devolutionary proposals offered by the Government.

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Prescriptions to display drug cost

  • margaret culshawDr Margaret Culshaw is the Deputy Head of Pharmacy at the University.  Here she comments on the recent ruling that prescriptions are to display how much their contents have cost taxpayers in an effort to reduce “wasted” medication and asks will this latest idea even work or is it a two edged sword?

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Prescriptions to display drug cost

  • andrew adamsAndrew Adams is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice.  Here he talks about the recent ruling that prescriptions are to display how much their contents have cost the taxpaper in an effort to reduce “wasted” medication and asks will this latest idea even work or are the problems more deep-rooted?

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