Maria Nikolajeva.

Fantastic Mr. Dahl

07 Sep 2011

To mark Roald Dahl Day on September 13th and the 50th anniversary of James And The Giant Peach, Professor Maria Nikolajeva explains why he remains such an important figure for young readers.

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Faculty of Education Building

Lessons from learning studies

01 Nov 2010

Two research programmes in the Faculty of Education are bringing new insight to the impact and implementation of education in developing countries.

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Magnetic Fridge Poetry

Rhyme on the rise?

18 Oct 2010

Having long been sidelined as a Cinderella subject in schools, children's poetry is poised to reclaim the hearts and minds of a new generation of younger readers, a new study suggests.

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Twilight literature

The Twilight Zone?

03 Sep 2010

The effect on the teenage brain of books like Twilight and the Harry Potter series is to be examined at Cambridge University.

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Empty swingset

A Class Apart

26 May 2010

Despite our best efforts, social mobility in the UK does not seem to be improving. Diane Reay, Professor of Education at the University of Cambridge, will be speaking at Hay about the hereditary curse of the English education system and her developing vision for a “socially just” replacement.

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Twilight literature

Researchers get serious about kids’ stuff

03 Feb 2010

A new centre for the study of children's literature, which will analyse material ranging from classics such as Alice In Wonderland to Disney films and video games, is opening at Cambridge University.

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