Adam chats with Gavin Ucko, the founder and managing director of The Happy Puzzle Company, about how learning through games and puzzles can out-perform classroom-style education. What is it about learning through play that makes it so effective, and how do you tap into the potential of people with different types of intelligence?
In this special Christmas edition, Simon Rose highlights some of his favourite conversations with Tim Evans throughout the year. Discussions range from a Eurosceptic Corbyn, to life inside Theresa May’s Number 10, all the way to the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Tune in for a comprehensive look at some of the main political events of the year gone by!
In this special Christmas edition, we look back at some of the most interesting topics discussed in 2017. Join the IEA’s News Editor Kate Andrews, along with Head of Education Dr Steve Davies, as they discuss the future of Intellectual Property Rights, how technology could help us feed the world, and the possibility of humans living until 700 years of age.
James Cameron-Wilson looks back at 2017. It was a year in which horror returned to the fore, in which the Oscars finally came of age and embraced diversity, a year in which British black actors stormed Hollywood and, of course, the year of Weinstein-gate. James also looks at the top 20 box office hits, those we've lost and his unsung favourites.
The launch of the Private Residential Tenancy in Scotland heralds the end of no fault evictions and Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, outlines his aspirations for more devolved powers in a Draft Housing Strategy. As letting agents in England look forward to “full regulation,” where is the market heading in 2018 and was the phrase “sky high rocketing rents” ever more than a headline grabbing cliché, particularly as rents are currently rising well below inflation? We look back at the Autumn budget and offer interest rate and election predictions for the year to come. Sarah Davidson, from This Is Money and Chris Norris, Head of Policy at the NLA join Richard Blanco for a round up of all the latest issues facing property professionals. Inside Property is produced in collaboration with the National Landlords Association.
Ian Forrest of The Share Centre looks back at the investment year of 2017 and the way in which smaller companies have outperformed the big boys. He also looks ahead to what investors can expect in 2018 and how they can best prepare themselves.
The Institute of Economic Affairs hosts a debate asking if economist and author John Mills has the solutions to the UK’s economic problems. At the heart of John’s plan is a proposal to lift the share of manufacturing and investment by engineering a substantial fall in the exchange rate. On the other side of the debate is the IEA’s chief economist Julian Jessop, arguing that deregulation and lower tax rates are the best way to stimulate economic growth. Both John and Julian join IEA news editor Kate Andrews for today’s podcast, as they go over the main points made during the debate, and go into further detail in areas of disagreement and consensus.
In this week’s episode of Mobile News, Matthew Cook speaks with the Head of Policy and Communications at Mobile UK, Gareth Elliott, about the trade body’s collaboration with West of England Combined Authority (WECA) to extend and enhance mobile coverage in the west of England. Matthew also catches up with the Director of Graystone Strategy, James Gray, to discuss his new nationwide research into consumer preferences concerning network operators.
It’s time for the annual This is Money Christmas taste test – and our look at how the supermarket business is faring. This year, the contenders are Sainsbury’s for the mass market, Waitrose for the upmarket, and Lidl for the discount challenger. But which will come out on top across a range of Christmas food and who delivered the cheapest bill?
Simon Lambert and Lee Boyce take on Georgie Frost’s festive feast to find out in this week’s podcast and discuss whether the big supermarkets are doing better after some difficult years, if the rise of Aldi and Lidl will continue, and how Tesco and Sainsbury’s shares compare.