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12th October 2012 at 01:00

THIS WEEK - 6-12 OCTOBER 2012

SATURDAY

CORB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

It's certainly a matter of taste, but diehard fans of modernist architect Le Corbusier celebrated his birthday today. He was famed for his apartment blocks, which sometimes even contained schools.

SUNDAY

MAD FOR MANDARIN

The British Council called for a little less "Ave Caesar" and a little more "Ni hao Mao" as it claimed primary school children should learn useful languages such as Mandarin as well as the classics.

MONDAY

DON'T LET DYSLEXIA GET YOU DOWN

Dyslexia Awareness Week began and the British Dyslexia Association used the event to highlight its annual awards for people and organisations who've gone the extra mile for sufferers. Nominations are expected to fly in.

TUESDAY

EYES ON THE NOBEL PRIZE

It appears Eton College underestimated one of its pupils. Sir John Gurdon, who was told by schoolmasters that his hopes of a career in science were "ridiculous", yesterday scooped the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.

WEDNESDAY

MAKING THEIR MARK

Exams, exams, exams, it's all they talk about. Ofqual chief regulator Glenys Stacey spoke at a Cambridge Assessment Conference, which discussed "when something goes wrong". Did someone say "grade boundaries"?

THURSDAY

A GIRL'S WORLD, FOR A DAY

The first United Nations International Day of the Girl, highlighting issues concerning the lives of girls around the world. The tricky issues of education and forced marriage were debated.

FRIDAY

EARN YOUR STRIPES

It's a big badger love-in in the New Forest today, as fans of the stripy beasts gather for the Badger Trust's annual conference. But are they friendly countryside cuties or evil bearers of bovine TB?

NEXT WEEK - 13-19 OCTOBER 2012

SATURDAY

FOR THE LOVE OF LANGUAGE

It's English Language Day, which marks the anniversary of the first time the Chancellor of England opened Parliament with a speech in English, in 1362. The theme this year is the language of making and craft.

SUNDAY

TURN THE PAGE

Tony Robinson will grace the last day of the Cheltenham Literature Festival to talk about his varied career. Academics A. C. Grayling and Steven Pinker will also unleash their vast brains on delegates.

MONDAY

FAKE TEACHER'S SENTENCING

Julia Rawlinson, who faked qualifications to work as an examiner and a biology teacher at Westlands School, Torquay, will be sentenced at Exeter Crown Court. She has admitted false representation and forgery.

TUESDAY

SHAKE, WIGGO AND ROLL

Sideburns at the ready for the inaugural ball of the Bradley Wiggins Foundation. The Tour de France winner's Yellow Ball will highlight the charity's aim to improve sports education and promote active lifestyles.

WEDNESDAY

PORNOGRAPHY WEBCHAT

Save the date for our porn debate at 6pm. Teachers Chloe Combi and Alice Hoyle will take part in a TES webchat about their articles on the impact of widespread access to pornography on today's pupils.

THURSDAY

GREAT DEBATE EXPECTATIONS

Heaving bosoms ahoy! Why not join film producer Stephen Woolley for a TES webchat on adapting books for the screen? The focus is on a new film based on Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. Log on at 1pm.

FRIDAY

OAR BLIMEY, YOU'RE IN TROUBLE

So anti-elitist was he that he did throw himself in the path of the Oxford and Cambridge boat race. Protester Trenton Oldfield will be sentenced for buggering up this year's event at Isleworth Crown Court.

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