Blogs

  • The Heritage Dilemma

    The Heritage Dilemma

    by Adrian J O Smith Have you ever wondered why “heritage” attracts such strong feelings? It’s essential that we conserve the best of our heritage but what does that actually mean in terms of the degree of preservation? If we leave out for the moment the very clear need …Read More »
  • MOOCs – the future of corporate CPD?

    MOOCs – the future of corporate CPD?

    In recent years, the MOOC – or Massive Open Online Course – has been causing a stir within the higher education scene in the United States. Branded as a tool to democratise education, MOOCs offer learners the opportunity to take specially designed online courses delivered by Ivy League University …Read More »
  • The transformation of the energy sector

    The transformation of the energy sector

    The energy sector is arguably one of the fastest changing industries in the UK. It comprises radically different sub-sectors, with coal mining in decline at one end of the spectrum, and renewable technologies experiencing rapid growth at the other end. Emerging technologies and a growing awareness of fuel constraints …Read More »
  • Should domestic builders be licensed?

    Should domestic builders be licensed?

    Domestic building work in the UK is largely unregulated. In this context we are not concerned with electrical and gas installations (which are already tightly controlled due to the obvious safety implications) but we are talking about general building work. While the majority of builders are skilled, responsible and …Read More »