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April 2014
Spring Success
Thinking Critically

It all adds up
World Book Night
French Visit

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Spring term successes

Last term was a typically busy one at BSix. It illustrates the vibrant social and academic life of the College.

University of Southampton & Price Waterhouse Coopers

The Raising Aspirations team, which organises a programme of long-term work with 15 universities, ran a bewildering array of seminars, lectures and visits. These included seminars in humanities and science at Price Waterhouse Coopers and visits to Oxford, Cambridge, East Anglia, Southampton, Goldsmiths, City and York universities (to name but a few). At the same time, the East End Classics Centre ran weekly lectures by leading academics together with a whole study day on Greek tragedy. This culminated in a great launch event for the Centre at University College London.

East End Classics Centre & University College London

Major speakers have addressed staff and students in the theatre. These include Jason Warr on the pains of imprisonment; Professor Ken Spours on 'The Comprehensive Ideal'; and Bob Diyanni on critical and creative thinking. Visitors to BSix were many and varied encompassing women from Palestine; head teachers from Denmark and Sweden; and the US community activist, Ameena Matthews.

Jason Warr & women from Palestine

The term also saw BSix receive more recognition for its work. London Citizens gave the BCitizen initiative an award for outstanding contribution to the community. The College was given Investors in Diversity status. "Hackney Post" bestowed an Excellence Award on the College.

Jason Warr & women from Palestine

"BSix is always busy and exciting. Our aim is to inspire our students to achieve their very best in their qualifications and, at the same time, offer an all-round education for everyone" concludes the College's Principal Ken Warman."Learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom".