Friday 26th March

1. David Malpass is the President of the World Bank Group, which makes him an important person in all our futures, I guess. He’s giving a talk for the LSE at 17:30 UK time on Monday, 29th March on Tackling the COVID-19 Pandemic of Inequality to Build a Green, Inclusive, & Resilient Recovery https://www.lse.ac.uk/Events/2021/03/202103291730/recovery I know nothing of Mr Malpass, but I’d love to think he’s a man of vision, passion and humanity – we can find out on Monday!

2. Pauline Rose of the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre here in Cambridge has just published a report on Exploring the School to Work Transition for Adolescent Girls, which begins “If countries are to grow and prosper in a way that improves the lives of everyone, they need to make a special commitment to supporting one of the most vulnerable sections of the population: marginalised adolescent girls”.

Here’s a handy summary https://www.educ.cam.ac.uk/facultyweb_content/news/left-behind-adolescent-women-must-be-prioritised Download link here https://www.educ.cam.ac.uk/centres/real/publications/School%20to%20Work%20Transition%20for%20Adolescent%20Girls%20Full%20Report.pdf and PDF attached below.

3. Is the lecture dead? This article’s answer to that question would seem to be yes, more or less! https://www.aare.edu.au/blog/?p=8377

4. I thought this was rather good: https://www.artexchange.org.uk/artworks/hetain-patel-dont-look-at-the-finger/

5. And, finally, the latest Marsm playlist, this time of Sudanese music, curated by the London-resident Sudanese creative artist Basma Khalifa https://soundcloud.com/marsm-info/marsm-mixtape-3-by-basma and here’s a link to the most recent of Basma’s own monthly shows on NTS Radio (which I’ve just discovered) https://www.nts.live/shows/basma/episodes/khartoum-arrivals-w-basma-7th-march-2021

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