Education Special

Autumn/Winter 2020 #65

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Highlights

In their own words: working through the pandemic Noreen Blanluet hears personal reflections from people working in health and social care across Wales

When we say black history, what we mean is racial justice Shavanah Taj interviews Charlotte Williams

How can English-medium schools help create a bilingual Wales? Alex Lovell says the new curriculum is an opportunity for a radical, holistic approach

Don’t we control Wales as well? Adrian Masters searches for positives in the wreckage of the ‘four-nation approach’ to the lockdown

Recovery and restructuring Wyn Morris runs the rule over the rural economy

Opera in the time of pandemic Merlin Gable talks to Aidan Lang about the Welsh National Opera, the crisis in the arts and Black Lives Matter

Articles

How to run an education system in the middle of a global pandemic Gareth Evans talks politics, PISA, progress and pandemic with Education Minister Kirsty Williams

On top of her brief Poppy Stowell-Evans provides her thoughts on Kirsty Williams’s responses

How do we keep Wales learning while keeping pupils safe? With the new term now well underway, teacher Louise Muteham reflects on a changed landscape

A decisive moment can’t go unnoticed There’s more to be done on votes at 16, argues Jess Blair

Missing links Paul Silk welcomes a new IWA report on inter-parliamentary relations in the UK

‘A rewarding, fascinating, wonderful, frustrating job’ Shazia Awan-Scully continues her investigation into the backrooms of Senedd politics, meeting Matt Greenough

Profile: Kasim Ali Dylan Moore talks doing business, geopolitics and the hospitality sector

Coronavirus: the great magnifier? Michael Woods argues that the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted pre-existing rural–urban disparities

A perfect storm: farming, Covid-19 and Brexit Even the iconic Welsh mountain sheep are affected by the pandemic, says Edward Thomas Jones

What’s Welsh for ‘economic policy’? The time has come for Wales to grasp the economic policy nettle, says Jack Watkins

The cost of tourism Rhys ap Gwilym gives a personal perspective from Llanberis

Beauty for all Justin Albert commemorates the 125th anniversary of the National Trust

What future for research and innovation? In part two of a series, Adam Fletcher explains the British Heart Foundation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic

Culture

Marxism, literature and other keywords Lleucu Siencyn recalls discovering Welsh writer and thinker Raymond Williams

Redefining resilience in Wales’ literary scene Sadia Pineda Hameed and Beau W Beakhouse survey the world of young Welsh creatives

Just So You Know Shaheen Sutton celebrates a new collection of essays by diverse writers

The Estate Agent’s Daughter Rhian Elizabeth enjoys Rhian Edwards’ second poetry collection

The Crossing Rachel Trezise appreciates the craft of Dai Smith’s latest novel

Welsh Niallism; or, the importance of being earnest Merlin Gable finds Niall Griffiths’ latest novel lacking in the current political climate

Q&A Jude Thoburn Price describes Us Here Now, a photographic project on life in east Cardiff

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