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Nobel prize will have no gender or ethnicity quotas, academy head says

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Swedish scientist and head of the academy that awards Nobel prizes has ruled out the notion of gender or ethnicity quotas in the selection of laureates for the prestigious award. Göran Hansson, the secretary general o...

‘This has never been so much fun!’: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition review

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The statue of Sir Joshua Reynolds, founder of the Royal Academy, stands in its courtyard, usually garlanded with flowers when the Summer Exhibition is on. This year it wears instead a sash of Dutch wax print, the fabr...

White House asks Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway to quit military academy boards – video

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The White House has confirmed that Trump appointees to military service academy advisory boards, among them former press secretary Sean Spicer and adviser Kellyanne Conway, have been asked to step down or be fired. Du...

Biden asks Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway to quit military academy boards

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The White House confirmed on Wednesday that 11 Trump appointees to military service academy advisory boards, among them former press secretary Sean Spicer and adviser Kellyanne Conway, were asked to step down – or be ...

West Midlands primary school wins appeal against academy status

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A primary school in Sandwell, West Midlands, has become the first school to win a high court appeal against being forced to turn into an academy, arguing it could not demonstrate its improvement because Ofsted inspect...

Portsmouth investigate racist posts allegedly sent by academy players

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Portsmouth are investigating allegations that members of their under-18 squad directed racist abuse at the England players who missed penalties in the Euro 2020 final. In a statement on Wednesday the League One club s...

Steven Yeun and Emerald Fennell among latest invited to be Academy members

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Minari star Steven Yeun, Promising Young Woman actor Laverne Cox and writer-director Emerald Fennell are among the 395 names invited to be Academy members this year. The annual list, down in size from usual years (las...

Royal Academy of Arts apologises to Jess de Wahls in transphobia row

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The Royal Academy of Arts has apologised to Jess de Wahls after the textile artist’s work was withdrawn from its gift shop over comments she made about sex and gender in 2019. De Wahls creates intricate embroideries a...

Hull KR launch legal action against RFL over refusal of elite academy licence

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Hull Kingston Rovers have launched legal proceedings against the Rugby Football League over the governing body’s decision not to award the Super League club an elite academy licence, a decision they believe leaves hun...

Former Ofsted chief drafted in to help Pimlico academy head

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The former chief of Ofsted has been drafted in to advise the headteacher at Pimlico academy, the London secondary school at the centre of protests over allegations of race discrimination. Sir Michael Wilshaw, the form...

Cranston Academy: Monster Zone review – colourful if derivative Hogwartsian animation

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The two nominal main characters of this derivative but reasonably amusing computer-animated feature are a pair of teenage kids attending an elite Hogwartsian science school called Cranston Academy in London; the locat...

Pimlico academy parents told: future disobedience will be punished

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The chair of the trust which runs Pimlico academy, the London secondary school at the centre of pupil protests over allegations of race discrimination, has written a letter to parents warning that any future disobedie...

Pimlico academy staff in strike talks after head loses confidence vote

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Staff at a London secondary school which has been at the centre of student protests amid accusations of race discrimination are in talks over strike action after passing a vote of no-confidence in the headteacher. Pim...

Pimlico academy pupils stage protest over ‘discriminatory’ policies

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Hundreds of students have staged a protest outside a London secondary school over allegations of racism amid changes to the curriculum, its uniform policy and the placement of a union flag outside the building. Studen...