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25th June 1999 at 01:00
Maggie Farrar, head of Birmingham's innovative University of the First Age, was happy to reveal what she calls "butterflies" or teaching tips while addressing an accelerated learning seminar She had recently come across an uplifting sign on a classroom door which read, "You are now entering the most exciting science classroom in the world."

A Glasgow cynic suggested it has probably been replaced with "Please switch off your mobile phones."

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