University of Life

Ecology and Earth systems, from which all life flows, should be at the heart of learning. Read more.

The Unlearning

Boarding school, a peculiarly British form of abuse, has devastating impacts not only on the boarders, but on those they grow up to dominate. Read more.

Car Sick

A short, simple factsheet on the impacts of traffic pollution on children’s health Read more.

Factory Outlet

My (very controversial) column on the lives for which the schooling system prepares our children. Read more.

Talking Cure

Only by crossing social boundaries and coming together can we resist the forces that threaten to crush us. Read more.

All Change

An ability to contest the circumstances of our birth is an essential element of our humanity. Read more.

Amputating Life Close to Its Base

How the universities allow a corporate cult to capture and destroy their best students Read more.

The Child Inside

Children are being airbrushed from our towns and cities. No wonder they stay indoors. Read more.

Rewild the Child

A week in the countryside is worth three months in a classroom. Read more.

The Healing

How a community might recover from a horror that defies imagination. Read more.

Suckled on Lies

The case for banning advertisements aimed at children is overwhelming. Read more.

A Capitalist Command Economy

Forcing schools into the hands of unelected oligarchs is the latest contradiction of everything the market fetishists claim to stand for. Read more.

Another Country

The way we are governed is inexplicable – until you understand the upbringing of the elite. Read more.


Some dead children are mourned; others are dehumanised. Read more.


There’s a second environmental crisis, just as potent as the first. Read more.

Kin Hell

The history of family life has been wildly misrepresented by conservatives. Read more.

Classroom Class Politics

Education policy under this government exacerbates social injustice Read more.

Rewilding Our Children

Hope for humanity lies in recognising their animal nature. Read more.

The Sacrificial Caste

In this and other nations, there are groups of children who can be abused with impunity. Read more.

The Death of Irony

How could the intent of today’s column have passed so many people by? Read more.