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Michael Morpurgo on The Richard Dimbleby Lecture

‎”this will be an interweaving of sad stories and happy stories. this won’t be a lecture stuffed with *statistics*. less is more when it comes to statistics. a few will do.”



In case you missed the absolute treat of Michael Morpurgo making complete sense on the Richard Dimbleby lecture (Set Our Children Free) last night, you can find it here on BBC iplayer. I stayed up to watch it, but am planning a second viewing. Highly recommended.

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  1. Barry Bullough #

    Michael Morpurgo blessed us with an inspirational talk. Given with the magic that holds the attention of an audience to every word. This was an important siren to us all, when we are fast loosing the plot. The movers and doers, parents, teachers, politicians, everyman must take heed of this talk, and make urgent changes.

    February 16, 2011
    • natashaworswick #

      Thanks so much for stopping by Barry. I completely agree with your comments – it was a truly inspirational talk.

      February 16, 2011
  2. I could hardly agree more. Set our children free!

    February 16, 2011
  3. Glenys #

    I found this a brilliant speech and found myself hoping that some politicians were listening and taking note. It cut to the heart and showed how insidiously our so-called civilised society has allowed the true welfare of our children to become lost in a sea of statistics and jargon.

    February 17, 2011
  4. Paul Flanagan #

    Does anyone have a transcipt of the speech ??

    February 20, 2011
  5. Keith #

    Oh dear, a passionate prophet in his own land; I wonder how much of the hard-hitting “home truths” of this presentation will mean anything to the powers that be. The control of our education system has been slaughtered without mercy by our politicians since the late 1950s and what is the legacy? Poor performance, low literacy, bad behaviour and zero numeracy.
    Michael Morpurgo’s lecture was a revelation and could so easily be the flarepath to inspirational teaching across the board of the UK system. I take no comfort from knowing that we are now 20 in the world table of OECD Rankings of 2010.
    Short-term target driven mindset of the politicians? ‘fraid so, so why not change the system once for all and then let well alone. Are you listening Mr. Gove….MR GOVE! Are you there?

    February 22, 2011
  6. Marion #

    Passionate, profound – and so very sensible! I, too, would like a transcript, though the printed word won’t contain the feeling and emotion in Michael Morpurgo’s presentation.
    I hope the Dimblebly family will send copies to the Powers that be.

    February 23, 2011
    • natashaworswick #

      I hope they do too Marion. Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

      February 23, 2011

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