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Why adulthood is the best time to learn

Back in 2001, comedy writer Armando Iannucci wrote a short series of sketches for Channel 4 on life and modern culture. In one sketch, a 42-year-old gent was sent to a Home for Middle Aged Men, in which he was settled quietly into a chair in the corner with newspapers and a small beer. At […]

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Jim Unsworth

As some of you may know Jim Unsworth recently made the difficult decision to stop tutoring with the OCA in order to focus his time on his growing arts practice. I thought it might be a good idea to take it upon myself to write a blog post on Jim in order to celebrate his contribution to arts education and give you my perspective of his sculpture and drawings that span nearly 40 years.

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To cite, or not to cite…

That is the question…. of plagiarism!
One of the issues that crops up repeatedly around assessment time is referencing academic writing. What do I reference? How do I reference? How do I know if it needs referencing? – all these are perfectly valid questions and frequent concerns.

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Easel does it

Last week I had the latest in my regular catch up meetings with Pat Jones of the Prisoners’ Education Trust. These meetings are always a pleasure. Pat shares her understanding of where education in prisons is going and I marvel at her calm demeanor in the face of multiple challenges. A particular prison came up […]

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Study day at Tate Britain

Jim Cowan, course leader for Fine Art, will be running a study day at Tate Britain in London on Saturday 2 July. This is not an exhibition specific visit but rather, an exploration of the wonderful new display in the gallery. He will focus on key works of Modern British Art putting them in context […]

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