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FE in the spotlight
Ann Limb urges the media to put further and adult education in the spotlight and the funding of…

20/10/2020

A highly teachable moment? If not now, when? New skills for…
My overall message is clear - leaders across the spectrum of the political and educational…

27/06/2020

A ‘lesser well known mortal’s’ guide to Desert Island…
I suspect that many of us fantasize what eight pieces of music/sound we would take to our desert…

09/12/2019

Christmas Letter 24: 2019 – a year of resonance
​Dear God, Let us prepare for winter. The sun has turned away from us and the nest of summer hangs…

07/12/2019

Maggie & Ann’s Quaker Wedding 11 May 2019
‘Take heed, dear friends, to the promptings of love and truth in your hearts. Trust them as the…

06/12/2019

Transforming power of FE: the opportunity to make a…
​Equality Education and Equity are my passions and were the hallmarks of my career in further…

24/05/2019

VQ day on 4 June but double standards still prevail
Skills pass the television test but a dinner party divide remains. The official TV viewing figures…

02/06/2014

Building bridges: Orchestrating opportunities – the role…
The worlds of skills and economic development are moving closer together - and it helps to have…

11/04/2014

Why arts, heritage, culture, sport and creative industries…
Why the South East Midlands LEP could see the arts, heritage, cultural, creative and sporting…

20/03/2014

Reflections on Strategic Leadership 2:leadership of learning…
Education is field of endeavour that must surely rank as high as any when it comes to the social,…

13/11/2014

Reflections on Strategic Leadership 1: leadership of…
Over the last 3-4 months, I’ve been involved in quite a lot of activity around strategic leadership…

13/11/2014

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent
An imaginary dinner party with Eleanor Roosevelt and Helena Kennedy Sometimes when I find myself in…

01/05/2013

Deeds Not Words* What links Emily Davison & Michael…
The first time I voted in a General Election was February 1974. As it happened, it was a postal vote…

03/03/2013

Has Labour finally ‘got’ skills? Ann Limb
Ed Miliband’s 2012 speech to the Labour Party Conference was eye catching for its spontaneous and…

26/02/2013

Mary Lou Carrington Award
The email began ’ I’m writing to let you know that you have been chosen to receive this year’s…

08/01/2013