Weekly news, activities and games to use with your tutor group during form.


Word of the Week


Skeuomorphism is the design concept of making items represented resemble their real world counterparts. Skeuomorphism is commonly used in many design fields, including user interface (UI) and Web design, architecture, ceramics and interior design.


On this day


Two unfathomably noisy smashers, Nirvana's 'Nevermind' and Primal Scream's 'Screamadelica', came out on this day, presumably sparking a sudden surge in young people requiring hearing aids after repeated listens at buffalo-exploding volumes. Then of course there was Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik', also hitting record store shelves that day, not to mention hip-hop crew A Tribe Called Quest’s cult classic 'The Low End Theory' and (in the US) the debut album by a little-known act called Blur ('Leisure'). An era-defining day.


Mental Maths

24 ÷ 4 + 45

Answer: 51
Johann H Lambert
 (1728 - 1777)

"Proofs of the Euclidean [parallel] postulate can be developed to such an extent that apparently a mere trifle remains. But a careful analysis shows that in this seeming trifle lies the crux of the matter; usually it contains either the proposition that is being proved or a postulate equivalent to it."


Famous Quote

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."

Thomas Edison

Name the Frame

Where is this character from?

Eleven: Stranger Things (Netflix)


Brain Teaser

 Why are 2011 pennies worth more than 2010 pennies?

There is one more variant of the 2011 design compared to the 2010 one.