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As You like it : Romance and the Romantics

By Leslie Albiston ..this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything.                 (“As You like it” II i 16-18)   One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than...

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Renewal of partnership with city of Colomiers

Blog post by Garrett Smith.  Picture courtesy La Dépêche du Midi. Just over two weeks ago, English 31 and the Mairie de Colomiers renewed the partnership to host English 31 classes in the Lucie Aubrac primary school for both Integrated and Weekly programs. The signing ceremony was...

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Recruiting new Committee members

Blog post by Garrett Smith Dear English 31 Members, The annual general meeting is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about electing new members to the Committee.  The current Committee has been stable for the past two years and we are preparing a...

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What I did on my holidays by Leslie Albiston

Featured image : Exmoor from Dunkery Beacon Have you ever read “Lorna Doone”? No I didn’t think you had, which is probably why I asked the question. I have of course read “Lorna Doone” and I’m feeling pretty smug about it. It’s one of those books...

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Beauville Art

Blog post by Carrie Jack Beauville Arts was a huge success this year resulting in a very impressive and entertaining mini production of 'Hairspray' on Friday 26th June. The sixiemes, cinquiemes and quatriemes involved were committed to all of the rehearsals and, in a very short...

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Two inspirational talks

Blog post by Les Albiston Each June I attend the UCAS (University and College Admission Service) conference and workshops for overseas advisers who prepare students for application to UK universities. It’s always a great occasion to meet colleagues from around the world and representatives of UCAS...

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From Glenn Miller to Arthur Miller

Blog post by Leslie Albiston I’ve always thought that the apple tree, which is such a potent symbol in Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” draws its power from its association with the Garden of Eden, original sin and the loss of innocence. This is underpinned by...

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