James Bond, Jason Bourne, Thor, Odysseus. We love heroes, all cultures do. Jung talked about the collective unconscious, a unifying network across time and space where certain archetypes are ubiquitous and the hero is one of them.
Joseph Campbell identified the stages of the hero’s journey; the call to adventure, the quest; overcoming … Read more
I did really badly in my A’ levels. Why I ever did French (E) and German (D) is another story, but English I loved and did well in. Not well enough to go to a university like many of my grammar school friends, but the then Sunderland Poly, now university.
So..by the time you read this the decision may have been made, if not I strongly predict that schools will be closed by the end of the week and that we will be in ‘lock down’ and told to ‘socially distance’. Already, many corporates have had their employees working from home and … Read more
Milgram’s famous study of obedience found that 65% of people would kill another person, knowingly, if someone who they thought had higher status than them, told them to. You can watch the full documentary of his research here. He coined the term ‘agentic control’. Every year when I teach this to my A level … Read more