Category Archives: Literary

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Pierre Larousse, knowledge and interactive learning

At Greene’s we espouse the tutorial method of learning because of the way in which knowledge is consolidated and critical thinking skills developed in discussion between student and tutor.  As the story of Pierre Larousse shows; that knowledge and understanding can be gained through an interactive and creative learning process has not always been the [...]

Posted on: November 28th, 2016 | Categories: Education, History, Literary

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The R.A. Butler Prize for essays in Politics and International Studies

Eliza Harry, a student at Greene’s, has been awarded the prestigious R.A. Butler 2016 second prize for her essay: “Is there a meaningful distinction between economic and political power?” There were 104 entries to the essay competition – a record. Eliza’s achievement is considerable and we warmly congratulate her for her success. The judging panel [...]

Posted on: October 1st, 2016 | Categories: Education, Literary, News

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Justice for the Pendle 10!

Senior Tutor, Matthew Uffindell, researches the story of the Pendle Witches – and the echoes of an extraordinary event which continue to reach us from the distant past. Pendle Hill, isolated from the main range of the Pennines, rises above the Ribble Valley in Lancashire.  In July and August of this year, this beautiful area [...]

Posted on: July 23rd, 2012 | Categories: History, Literary, News, Tutor Articles

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Top 5 Revision Tips for A Level English

Senior Tutor, Matthew Uffindell, gives his time-tested advice for revising for your A level English examinations. There are a number of useful tips for revising for English A level.  With many years as an examiner and helping students through the revision period, I have chosen five important pieces of advice to help you avoid the [...]

Posted on: April 23rd, 2012 | Categories: Education, Literary, Revision, Study & Exam Tips, Tutor Articles

100 Years Later Stoker Lives On

100 years after Bram Stoker’s death, Carla Neuss explores the dozens of adaptations of  ’Dracula’ while trying to understand what made this narrative so unforgettable.   On April 20th, 1912, the Irishman who was known in his life time primarily as a successful business man and theatre manager, died of a stroke. But Bram Stoker [...]

Posted on: April 20th, 2012 | Categories: History, Literary, News, Tutor Articles

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Linger over Leap Day

Greene’s Director of Studies, Carmen Prozzillo, delves into the legend and lore behind Leap Day. Carmen read Modern Languages at Exeter University and completed her Masters degree in Medieval and Modern Languages at Brasenose College, Oxford.  2012 is a year of many notable events including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics. Yet, this year [...]

Posted on: February 28th, 2012 | Categories: Literary, News

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How to Spend Valentine’s Day

Senior Tutor, Matthew Uffindell, reflects on memorable St. Valentine’s Days in the past and gives a refreshing way to spend this year’s day of love.  How will you celebrate St. Valentine’s Day? Romance is around us, and I imagine for most, our thoughts will be a long way from the persecution of the early Christians [...]

Posted on: February 13th, 2012 | Categories: Literary, News, Tutor Articles

Celebrating Charles Dickens’ Birthday

We should all celebrate the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens today: a great writer, a passionate reformer, and a ceaseless entertainer.  He is our Shakespeare of the novel, popular and prolific, comic and tragic, and his genius has as much delight in conceiving an Iago as an Imogen.  He is the poet of London and [...]

Posted on: February 7th, 2012 | Categories: Literary, News