16 schools have taken up Michael Gove's plan to cast off the National Curriculum and set their own rules. Parents will be able to play a bigger part in their child's education. They may end up teaching some unusual things such as etiquette and fine dining and bring about a return of Latin. While the


A report by the former speaker of the Scottish Parliament, George Reid, has recommended that the National Trust for Scotland consolidate on its core properties that are of 'historical significance'. Faced with dwindling visitor numbers and with sites frequently running at losses, Reid has called for


The recently heated debate as to whether or not tuition fees for universities should be increased has lead to some vice-chancellors declaring that they want to increase charges to up to £20,000 whilst Malcolm Grant, chairman of the Russell Group which represents 20 of the top higher-education resea


Peter Atkins, an English chemist and fellow and professor of chemistry, has said that ‘science is almost totally incompatible with religion.’ The two schools have traditionally been opposed to one another but recently it has been suggested that science and religion need a truce. Is it possible


"In 1998 when NATO troops came into Kosovo, Albanians drove the Roma out while the NATO forces stood by. A community of 10,000 Roma had been living for centuries in a mahalla near the river. But the Albanians wanted revenge and the land; they got both.

In spite of repeated warnings, th


The church of scientology was founded in 1952 by the controversial science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. And since then has grown to a multinational religion (although some countries only recognise it as a non profit organisation) with many outreach and self help programs. However there have been l


Transferring the ownership of and is an extremely complex and long process. There are many stages that people have to go through in order to complete and perfect the ownership and there are various rules in place to protect the whole process. But do these rules favour the seller in such transactions


The USA has always believed that it is an exceptional nation. From its very beginnings Americans believed that they were given the land of America to exploit to the full. There was a manifest destiny that helped drive America from coast to coast and on into the Pacific. America is always seen, espec


Theatres take advantage of selling tickets online but do not show their shows online. Are they missing a big opportunity? To put a video on the internet has such small costs it would seem to be a perfect way for theatres to muscle in on a market that at the moment the big media companies have all to


This debate entertains the idea that our actions are always determined, that is we do not choose what we do and consequently we do not have free will. We could be determined by evolution, the universe, God, 'The matrix theorem'.

Points for this motion will look at the impossibility


The EU has agreed to an immense 750billion Euro rescue package to prop up the Euro. Germany has as the EU’s paymaster naturally been at the forefront of negotiations, but has been very reluctant to bail anyone out. The German public does not like the idea that they should have to bail out countrie


The Council of Circuit Judges has come to the 'firm conclusion that there is no compelling case to alter the status quo’ believes that the age limit on jurors should remain in place. However people over 70 vote, have built up experience and wisdom and also have the free time to be able to take par


Non-renewable fuel such as coal and gas are used up at a rate much faster than they will ever be replaced naturally. This means we will at one point run out of non-renewable fuel to provide energy for our use. Wind farms have been touted by many as the solution to this dilemma. Would this work, and