Richard Garner has been Education Editor of The Independent for 12 years and writing about the subject for 34 years. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a disc jockey in London pubs and clubs and for a hospital radio station. His main hobbies are cricket (watching these days) and theatre. On his days off, he is most likelt to be found at Lord’s or the King’s Head Theatre Club.
15 January 2015 12:00 AM
In the 1960s, the university was known as a hotbed of student politics
13 January 2015 05:34 PM
Heads argue that overseas universities offer better value for money
12 January 2015 12:16 AM
The number of graduate vacancies is expected to rise by 8.1 per cent this summer
12 January 2015 12:09 AM
Fifty 13-year-olds will spend half a term being taught 'Chinese-style' in English, maths and science
11 January 2015 12:00 AM
09 January 2015 12:20 AM
David Bell: "Education policy is still driven by short-term firefighting"
09 January 2015 12:20 AM
Sir David Bell has a point – just imagine if the Michael Gove years in education were followed by an ideologue with a different emphasis taking charge of the nation’s schools.
08 January 2015 12:00 AM
This year, for the first time, no government speaker was billed to appear at the conference
07 January 2015 05:52 PM
Waterloo, Agincourt and Magna Carta all have century anniversaries
07 January 2015 05:45 PM
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan refused to agree that schools offering poor advice should be sanctioned
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
Half of Ukip voters say they are prejudiced against people of other races
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Aqsa Mahmood branded a 'disgrace' by her parents after claims she recruited three UK girls flying to Middle East
- 1 The black and blue dress: Makers considering a white and gold version
- 2 Husband and wife die holding hands within hours of each other after 67 years of marriage
- 3 What color is The Dress, white and gold or blue and black? An eyewitness gives a definitive answer
- 4 The remarkable archaeological underwater discovery that could open up a new chapter in the study of European and British prehistory
- 5 Fearne Cotton quits Radio 1 after ten years for 'family and new adventures'