Quotes of the Week

26th August 2011 at 01:00

"One in six children don't read a book in a month, and we are worried that they will grow up to be the one in six adults who struggle with literacy." Jonathan Douglas, National Literacy Trust director

"I remember when I was an undergraduate at Oxford, one of my peers saying: 'I didn't know girls could do maths.'" Professor Charlotte Watts, mathematics professor and expert in HIV prevention, on UK Resource Centre research into gender stereotyping in science subjects.

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