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History: Founded in 1960 as Filton Technical College. In February 2012, the college merged with Stroud College and was renamed South Gloucestershire and Stroud College.

New College of the Humanities

History: Founded in the summer of 2011 by the philosopher A.C. Grayling with the participation and advice of some of the world’s top academics, New College of the Humanities is a private undergraduate college.

Jeremy Forrest was jailed for five and a half years yesterday

The girl abducted by Jeremy Forrest has been granted permission to visit him in prison, his sister claims

Sister also pledges to support her brother and the girl if they continue their relationship

Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of education standards watchdog Ofsted

Poor children are being let down by schools, warns Ofsted

The TeachFirst initiative is narrowing the attainment gap between rich and poor pupils

Poll: Who comes out on top in Michael Gove's row with Stephen Twigg?

Both have been wielding the poisoned pen today. Gove first published a 1,300 word letter to his opposite number, Labour's shadow education secretary, picking holes in the opposition schools policy; the favour was duly returned as Twigg fired off a (much shorter) critique around 4pm this afternoon. See extracts below:

Forrest has decided not to give any evidence

Teacher Jeremy Forrest turns down chance to speak in own defence over schoolgirl abduction charge

Jury hears he 'groomed' pupil he ran away to France with, while his defence lawyer says it was to stop her committing suicide 

A message to anyone involved in education: stop underestimating children

If it weren’t so tragic, it would be almost laughable that Gove has to keep stating that we need to stretch the brightest children

Mr Twigg said Labour 'wouldn't tolerate failing academies and free schools'

Labour vows to crack down on failing free schools and academies

Labour is pledging a crackdown on academies and free schools if it is returned to power at the next election.

Jeremy Forrest denies abducting the schoolgirl

Jeremy Forrest trial: Suicide fear made maths teacher go to France with schoolgirl, court told

30-year-old accused of abducting 15-year-old schoolgirl to France

Then and now: (Top) 'Boy Meets World'; 'Girl Meets World'

Boy Meets World becomes Girl Meets World: Cory and Topanga return for spin-off about their daughter

Children of the Nineties who witnessed Cory Matthews’ transition from earnest schoolboy to assured student and husband in Boy Meets World will be excited to hear that a sequel featuring the two central actors is in the pipeline.

Education Secretary Michael Gove

‘Jingoistic and illegal’ – what teachers think of Michael Gove's national curriculum reforms

Over 100 historians claim Education Secretary’s plan ‘lacks balance and promotes political views’

Teacher Jeremy Forrest arrives at Lewes Crown Court where he is accused of abducting a pupil

Jeremy Forrest trial: Maths teacher 'looked up' possible length of prison sentence

30-year-old accused of abducting 15-year-old schoolgirl to France

Education secretary Michael Gove

Michael Gove urged to listen to advice on exams

Confidence in the examination system has been “shaken” by the fiasco over marking last year’s GCSE English papers, MPs said on Tuesday.

Merciless satirist: Tom Sharpe's Porterhouse Blue 'took a four-barrelled elephant gun to the world of Oxbridge'

Porterhouse Blue author Tom Sharpe dies aged 85

John Walsh marks the demise of the writer who found comic gold in the world of Oxbridge

Ex-soldiers to be given fast-track training to become teachers

Former soldiers will be able to re-train as teachers in two years under a scheme to help find new careers for ex-servicemen and women.

Teacher found with child porn allowed to return to work at school

Geoffrey Bettley not judged to be a risk to children by a Department of Education panel

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A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
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Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
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The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

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Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

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Bill Granger's winter salads

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England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

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Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

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