Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

This Week, Next Week

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

This Week, Next Week

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7-13 JUNE 2014


Going to extremes

Ofsted has "questions to answer" over the extremism scandal in Birmingham schools, Labour's education spokesman Tristram Hunt said at a conference held by right-leaning thinktank Policy Exchange.


Open sesame

Rafael Nadal proved himself the king of clay by taking a record ninth French Open title, beating Novak Djokovic in the year's second tennis major. Number three - Wimbledon - gets under way later this month.



In the UK, students and teachers were encouraged to get pedalling as part of Bike to School Week, which promotes cycling and celebrates schools' ongoing efforts to promote a healthy lifestyle.


Care in conflict

British foreign secretary William Hague hosted the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict with United Nations special envoy Angelina Jolie. More than 100 countries were represented at the event.


Tackling poverty

Oxfam published a World Cup wall chart showing inequality in the 32 competing countries. Belgium comes top for having the smallest gap between rich and poor while England would be out in the second round.


Trunk of truth

As the World Cup began, psychic animals were hoping to replicate the success of Paul the Octopus during the 2010 tournament. Potential mystic heirs include Nelly the elephant, based in Germany.


Unlucky for some

Sufferers of paraskavedekatriaphobia

- an irrational fear of Friday the 13th - may want to stay indoors today. But they can take comfort in the knowledge that this is the only one in 2014.

14-20 June 2014


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