So you want to be a Jedi?

According to census data, in 2001 Jediism was the fourth largest religion in the UK. For a few glorious years, Jediism was a larger religion in this country than Sikhism, Buddhism and Judaism. Though Jediism has since declined in Britain, there are still a couple of hundred thousand Jedi Knights walking among us. You too, … Continue reading So you want to be a Jedi?

The Ultimate Study Guide

Like it or not, sooner or later we will all probably have to take an exam. In fact, IB seniors have two such exams this week. Teachers, parents and other well-meaning people often like to say, "Don’t stress!" to their young scholars, without elaborating on how this might be done. One way to feel less … Continue reading The Ultimate Study Guide

To What Extent Does Knowledge Confer Privilege?

An Essay I wrote for TOK Last Year.  In certain circles, knowledge is almost a byword for privilege. The words, “Oxford” or “Cambridge” for example, will bring to mind in most those people who have large estates and can trace their lineage back to Charlemagne. Although knowledge usually confers privilege, it doesn’t do so necessarily and … Continue reading To What Extent Does Knowledge Confer Privilege?