Posts for Learning

Inside Hartland’s remarkable new Resurgence Centre

Following the first event at the new Resurgence Centre last week, an interesting talk on the North Devon biosphere by Andy Bell, I was invited to tour the new building. Previously known as Hartland’s Small School, this historic space has been renovated to an extremely high standard while retaining its […]

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North Devon: World Class By Nature – a talk by Andy Bell

North Devon is one of just 6 UNESCO-designated Biosphere Reserves in the UK. What exactly does that mean? What makes our region so important on a global scale? Join Andy Bell, North Devon UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Co-ordinator, for a talk about North Devon’s unique environment, illustrated with photos from the […]

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Learn Devon is to open a new adult learning space in Okehampton.

From Devon Council:     Located inside the Okehampton Library, the ‘hub’ will provide adults in Okehampton and the surrounding villages with a dedicated space for improving English and maths skills, learning a new language or trying a new art or craft. A special celebration to officially open the hub […]

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Exeter Uni climate change experts on TV

World-leading climate change experts from the University of Exeter will give a fascinating insight into the impacts of global warming when they appear on a hard-hitting BBC documentary. Professors Catherine Mitchell, Tim Lenton and Peter Stott will all feature prominently on the eagerly-awaited hour-long documentary Climate Change: The Facts, presented […]

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Just because our ancestors had bows and arrows they were not necessarily sophisticated

From Exeter University: Artefacts such as bows and arrows do not necessarily prove our ancestors had sophisticated reasoning and understanding of how these tools worked, new research suggests. Instead, such items could have emerged from an “accumulation of improvements made across generations” – with each generation understanding no more than the […]

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Should we ban vehicles outside school gates?

Nearly two thirds (63%) of teachers would support a ban on motor vehicles outside the school gates during school drop off and pick up times, new figures reveal, as 29 schools in Devon start the annual Big Pedal challenge to walk, scoot or cycle their journeys. Obviously, some won’t be able […]

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Exeter Uni identifies possible insomnia genes

A large-scale genomic study at Exeter University, in Devon,  has identified which genes could be responsible for keeping you awake at night – which in turn could cause depression or heart disease. An international collaboration led by the University of Exeter Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has discovered […]

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