How does a museum remember a defeat?

The battle of Agincourt in 1415 was immortalised in Shakespeare’s Henry V as a miraculous underdog English victory over the French. So why is France investing millions of euros to upgrade the museum near the battlefield in the village of Azincourt in northern France? The new centre will tell the story of the battle, the…

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UK global university ranking Brexit warning

The compilers of university rankings have warned that the UK’s strong performance in international league tables could be adversely affected by Brexit, if access is disrupted to European funding and research partnerships. The latest QS World University Rankings have been published – showing the top rated universities in individual subjects. UK universities are in first place…

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Female genital mutilation: Children to be taught dangers

Secondary school pupils in England will be taught about the dangers of female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2020. The new guidelines, to be announced on Monday, form part of the introduction of compulsory relationships and sex education classes in secondary schools. The new guidance says secondary schools should address the physical and emotional damage caused…

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