Category Archives: Education

School Begins – here in Burundi, as it did in the Ancient Middle East

Yesterday school began throughout the country; many bright and shiny faces trooping of to their respective schools. In the ancient Near East, too, school was an important avenue to achieve money and, perhaps,  fame.  Below are a few items from … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies: The Holidays!

Since I will most likely be teaching at Hope-Burundi University this coming year, a few academic funnies about the holidays seem in order:

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Dorothy Garrod – A Groundbreaking Female Archaeologist

It took more than 700 years, but in 1939 archaeologist Dorothy Garrod became the first female professor at Oxbridge – nearly a decade before women were even allowed to take degrees at Cambridge University. ALICE HUTTON reports on the opening … Continue reading

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Education in Africa – More than math and Newton.

Last week I was asked by Egid, who is in his last year of secondary school and who does housework for me to get a bit of pocket-money, if I could photocopy some of his math notes for him.  I … Continue reading

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