George Campkin

Grade inflation may be due to overemphasis on university rankings

Grade inflation has been a well-worn topic of discussion for years. It seems to have permeated all levels of education in the UK, but is particularly evident in undergraduate degrees. Grades have never been higher. Perhaps this is all down to the students never having been brighter, teachers never more...
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Posted Dec. 8, 2020

It is a dangerous game to be so critical of society

I went on Twitter this morning and saw two tweets which I thought stood slightly uneasily next to each other. The first one was someone calling for the UK police force to be abolished – not reviewed, not reformed, but eliminated. No more police. Full stop. The second one was...
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Posted Jul. 13, 2020

How should environmentalists respond to the coronavirus outbreak?

The latest figures predict that global carbon emissions from the fossil fuel industry could fall by a record 2.5bn tonnes this year. Largely due to the effects of the coronavirus outbreak, this could be the biggest decrease on record. The pandemic has caused unprecedented changes across all aspects of human activity....
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Posted Apr. 26, 2020

My dates with the Labour leadership candidates

We’ve had a busy few years of voting; three general elections, an EU Referendum, and a Tory leadership election, all interspersed with SU Elections, Eurovision and ‘I’m a Celeb’. Well, if you’re sick and tired of it all, I’ve got good and bad news. The bad news is that there’s...
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Posted Mar. 11, 2020

Boris, Dom and the media con: the latest instalment

Boris & Co. are back at it with more wily tricks coming at you. This time it’s a banishment of journos not sympathetic to the cause. Out are those with any reservations about Boris’ plans for levelling up, rallying round and beefing out. In are the Torygraph and the Mail....
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Posted Feb. 25, 2020