Anthony Seldon is a historian and commentator on contemporary Britain, in particular British political leadership and education. He is Master (headmaster) of Wellington College and co-founder of the Institute of Contemporary British History. His books include Brown at 10 (2010), Trust: How We Lost it and How to Get it Back (2009) and Blair's Britain, 1994 - 2007 (2007)
08 September 2014 12:02 AM
Governments of all parties infantilise schools and teachers by instructing them what to do, treating them like delinquents
30 December 2013 05:54 PM
The BBC should be doing much more to take schoolteaching seriously
01 August 2013 05:33 PM
There's no agreement about what the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War is to mark, when events should take place, and whether it is a celebration, or a wake
06 March 2013 04:45 PM
There is a crisis going on in undergraduate pastoral care and it is the responsibility of our universities - and our schools - to address it
28 December 2012 06:25 PM
In the last decade the media, bankers, politicians and the police have all fallen from grace. If 2013 is to be a good year, rebuilding trust must be our first priority
02 August 2012 12:00 AM
State schools may lack the facilities and length of day but why accept the status quo?
21 November 1998 12:02 AM
25 May 1996 12:02 AM
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Green Party Caroline Lucas interview: 'We could be on the edge of something very big'
- 1 Lego letter from the 1970s still offers a powerful message to parents 40 years later
- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Naked free runner captured in breathtaking photographs above London's streets
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'