The Importance of Being Useless

A piece by one of the most inspiring tutors I had at the then King Alfred's College, Nigel Tubbs - who always challenged our thinking. I remember our first lecture with him (Education Studies), when he asked us to stand up (we did) "you're a product of the educational system". When he said it again, none of us stood up. Nigel repeats observation. The third time none of us knew quite what to do... read…

It’s the breadth that matters

I was taught by Nigel Tubbs (years ago) as part of my Education Studies degree. Liberal arts degrees are appearing in the UK and arousing much interest. Protagonists claim that the wide-ranging education provides more rounded individuals who are better prepared for modern employment. Rebecca Attwood writes Nigel Tubbs, professor of philosophical and educational thought at the University of Winchester, has encountered a few false impressions when promoting his university's new degree in modern liberal…