News story: Imperial War Museum Appointments

Posted On Apr 20 2021 by

first_imgHUGH BULLOCKHugh Bullock has been Chairman of Gerald Eve LLP since 2015 and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute.He is currently a Member of the Mayor of London’s Homes for Londoners Board, Adviser to the Westminster Property Association and a Member of the Cambridge University Land Economy Advisory Board. Other activities include supporting the University of Crete.His former roles include: Member of the Board of Trustees of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA); Member of the Property Advisory Group of The Passage; Commissioner on the Mayor of London’s West End Commission; Chairman of London First’s Planning and Development Advisory Forum; Member of theMayor of London’s London Electricity High-Level Working Group; Member of the London Regional Council of the CBI; and Visiting Lecturer to the University of Reading.MARK URBANMark Urban is the Diplomatic and Defence Editor for BBC 2’s Newsnight and has covered diplomatic and defence matters for more than 20 years at the BBC.His major stories have included: the 1990 invasions of Iraq and subsequent Desert Storm campaign; the collapse of the Soviet Union; the Oslo peace process in the Middle East; the wars that broke out in the former Yugoslavia in the mid-1990s as well as the diplomacy that stopped them; the second Palestinian Intifada; 9/11 and its aftermath; the Coalition campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq; and the Arab Spring.Before joining the BBC as a reporter he was Defence Correspondent for The Independent newspaper for four years, covering the end of the Cold War and the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan.Mark Urban is also well known as a military historian, with several best selling books to his credit. These have included ‘Rifles’, about the Napoleonic Wars, ‘Generals’ an exploration of the British Army’s leadership since its foundation in 1688, and titles concerning more recent history such as ‘Task Force Black’ that dealt with special operations during the Iraq campaign.Mark Urban became a Trustee for the Royal Armouries in September 2012.ANDREW FIGGURESAndrew Figgures was educated at Loughborough Grammar School, Welbeck College and St Catharine’s College Cambridge where he read Engineering. He was commissioned from Sandhurst into the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. He has served in Germany and the United Kingdom and on operations in Northern Ireland, the Former Republic of Yugoslavia and Iraq in 2003-4 where he was Senior British Military Representative and deputy to the US Commander. He has been on the directing staff at the Royal Military College of Science responsible for the instruction of Surveillance, Target Acquistion, Aerial Vehicles’ Guided Weapons and Emerging Technology. In 2004 he became Technical Director of the Defence Procurement Agency and Defence Logistic Organisation, Master-General of the Ordnance and a member of the Army Board. On promotion to Lieutenant General In 2006 he became Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff responsible for the Defence Equipment Plan for all three services. On leaving the Army he in 2010 was appointed and held the position of Chief Executive of the British Transport Police Authority with the responsibility for policing the railways in Great Britain until 2016.These roles are not remunerated and these appointments have been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The appointments process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Under the Code, any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years must be declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation, or candidature for election. Hugh Bullock, Mark Urban and Andrew Figgures have declared no such political activity.last_img read more


Sex education: is ‘Planet Porn’ really appropriate?

Posted On Sep 27 2020 by

first_imgBut parents who say they think pornography should be taught in sex education lessons generally assume that their children will be taught that it is wrong and discouraged from viewing it. They don’t for one moment think that it will be presented as a topic for discussion, devoid of any moral framework or direction. The Telegraph 11 March 2014Should sex education classes include discussions on pornography? According to new advice launched last week to supplement the government’s own sex and relationships education guidance, they most certainly should.What is more, the advice, jointly published by Brook, the Sex Education Forum and the PSHE Association, claims that lessons addressing issues surrounding pornography have the support of over four-fifths of parents. Top of the list of ‘useful resources’ comes the Sex Education Forum’s e-magazine on pornography. The Sex Educational Supplement includes a ‘Teachers’ wishlist’ which states: “We want teachers to know..That pornography is hugely diverse – it’s not necessarily ‘all bad’.”http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationopinion/10689770/Sex-education-is-Planet-Porn-really-appropriate.htmlcenter_img Yet such is the approach advocated by some of the nation’s most influential sex educators, in advice which professes to have the support of government ministers and luminaries from the worlds of education, health and child protection.last_img read more


At last! Bukayo Saka signs new long-term Arsenal contract

Posted On Sep 24 2020 by

first_imgBukayo Saka has signed a new long-term deal with Arsenal after Mikel Arteta convinced the 18-year-old to stay at the Emirates. The Gunners boss was all too aware of the growing interest in the London-born teen who he regards as key to his future plans. Saka, who came through the club’s academy, has made a major impact during the current season after making his debut in the Europa League in 2018. Gunners boss Mikel Arteta told the club’s official website: “Bukayo is a talented and intelligent young player. “He has impressed me with his work ethic and attitude to learn and adapt, and it has paid off in his performances. “I am excited to continue working with him to develop him further, and for him to help us achieve our goals.” The player was similarly delighted, as he tweeted: “London is my home. Arsenal my team. I’m so happy to finally announce my contract extension. “I love playing for this club and I’m looking forward to what the future holds. “The hard work continues so I can continue living my dream. God is Great!” Highly-rated winger Saka had turned the heads of Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea who were reportedly willing to offer him way more than the £7,000-a-week that Arsenal had initially put on the table. The Gunners are now understood to have significantly improved their original offer. The England Under-19 international’s current £3,000-per-week deal was set to expire in the summer of 2021. Loading…center_img Arsenal have limped to just one League win following the Premier League’s restart but the versatile teenager has been the break-out star of what has been an otherwise miserable season for the Gunners. He proved to be his team’s best performer as Arsenal laboured to break down a struggling Brighton side and has shown versatility in fitting into a different position in all four games since the restart. Arteta revealed he was confident that the Hale academy graduate would commit his future to the Emirates ahead of Arsenal’s win over Southampton. He said: “I am very positive that everything is going to be done with Bukayo very shortly. “The communications between the club, the agents and the family have been going on for months and are very fluent. “But the player knows how much trust I have in him and every week he is showing his consistency level is getting better and better. “I am so excited by the young players we have. They just need the right environment around them to explode. “But Bukayo is already doing that despite our difficult circumstances, which is even more merit for him.” The club has also confirmed that David Luiz, Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares have agreed contracts to stay at the Emirates, while Dani Ceballos will remain on loan from Real Madrid until the end of the season. read also:Golden Boy 2020:  Saka, Anjorin listed, Osimhen Chukwueze out Luiz has agreed a one-year extension while Mari and Cedric will sign permanent four-years deals when their current loan agreements expire. Technical director Edu said: “I am really happy that we will have these players in our squad for the future. “They have been part of the long-term technical plan Mikel and I have developed. They bring the right balance to our squad.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more