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Funny story: Top Academic Fumes Over History GCSE Decline

Top Academic Fumes Over History GCSE Decline

Controversial academic Ken Lucid has lambasted government policy on teaching after it emerged that 159 state schools failed to enter any pupils for history GCSE this year. The Department Of Education revealed the figures on the day that pupils acr...

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Funny story: David Starkey In Limbo As Lucid Considers Hounslow Offer

David Starkey In Limbo As Lucid Considers Hounslow Offer

Broadcaster and historian David Starkey is being made to wait to learn if he is to take over from Ken Lucid at Maidenhead University. Prof Lucid, the controversial head of history at Maidenhead, had only been in the job for a few months by the end...

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Funny story: British Museum - Treasures Of Heaven

British Museum - Treasures Of Heaven

Subtitle: saints, relics and devotion in medieval Europe. The stars of this exhibition are beautifully-crafted reliquaries that demonstrate the effort, skill and expenditure that went into housing the purported bits of saints' bodies for the faithful to visit. Historian Ken Lucid went along for a look... What is it with the BM, eh? Last time out it was The Book of the Dead, all about ancien...

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Funny story: History Review: The Pursuit Of Italy, by David Gilmour

History Review: The Pursuit Of Italy, by David Gilmour

Subtitle: A History of a Land, its Regions and their Peoples Ever since the Risorgimento, there has been debate about whether the unification of Italy of 1860-61 was a 'a good thing.' David Gilmour argues that it was not. Ken Lucid assesses his case: Back in my student days I shared a house with six others - there were four of us guys and three girls. We were a pretty mixed bunch, and al...

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Funny story: University Fees "Policy Car Crash" Agrees Academic

University Fees "Policy Car Crash" Agrees Academic

A leading academic yesterday attacked the Government's tuition fees policy as a "slow car crash." Sir Peter Scott's comments came three weeks after controversial historian Ken Lucid [url target="_self"]http://www.thespoof.co.uk/news/spoof.cfm?head...

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Funny story: BBC TV Centre Sale - Audacious Bid By Local News Service

BBC TV Centre Sale - Audacious Bid By Local News Service

An unexpected bid has been made for the BBC's iconic Television Centre, which is up for sale after 50 years in operation. The sale is part of the BBC's efforts to save money and to 'de-Londonise' operations. Opened in 1960, the 14-acre site - i...

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Funny story: University Degrees Not Worth The Money - Top Academic Hits Back

University Degrees Not Worth The Money - Top Academic Hits Back

A top academic has today launched a scathing attack on middle-class parents who feel that a university degree is no longer worth paying for. Ken Lucid, controversial Head of History at Maidenhead University, described the findings of a new survey...

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Funny story: University Fees "A Bloody Fiasco" Blasts Top Academic

University Fees "A Bloody Fiasco" Blasts Top Academic

Controversial historian Ken Lucid has blasted colleagues who are charging the full £9,000-a-year tuition fees. Prof Lucid, head of history at Maidenhead University, joined the fees debate yesterday when he sarcastically praised the London School o...

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Funny story: LSE Fees Announcement Welcomed By Top Academic

LSE Fees Announcement Welcomed By Top Academic

The London School Of Economics has become the first elite university to announce that it will charge less than £9,000 in fees. From the next academic year undergraduates at the LSE will be charged £8,500, a move that the university claims sends "a...

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Funny story: A-Level and GCSE Standards Fall To Alarming Levels

A-Level and GCSE Standards Fall To Alarming Levels

Exams standards watchdog, Ofqual, is to launch an investigation into the standards of exams taken every year by youngsters. This will be the largest inquiry by the regulator and is expected to cover annual rises in grades, the perceived difficulty...

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Funny story: University Drop-Out Rates "Nothing To Worry About" Says Top Academic

University Drop-Out Rates "Nothing To Worry About" Says Top Academic

A new report reveals that 76,000 students who started degrees in 2008 will fail to graduate this summer. The figures, compiled by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, represent a drop-out rate of 21 per cent. At London Metropolitan University t...

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Funny story: Bismarck: A Life, by Jonathan Steinberg. Review.

Bismarck: A Life, by Jonathan Steinberg. Review.

Otto von Bismarck, (April 1, 1815 - July 30, 1898) the creator of modern Germany, 'ruler of the Kaiser'... This towering figure in the history of modern Europe has hardly been over-examined in English - the last biography was nearly 30 years ago. Ken Lucid considers this latest appraisal... Prince Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck - the Iron Chancellor, three wars, the unification of Germany,...

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Funny story: Outrage As Pupils Are Allowed To Ditch History At 13

Outrage As Pupils Are Allowed To Ditch History At 13

Experts warn that the education system is failing our children by squeezing history out of the curriculum. England is the only country in Europe where the subject is not compulsory to the age of 15 or 16. Some kids are allowed to stop studying it...

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Funny story: Napoleon's 1812 Russian Campaign Doomed by Socks

Napoleon's 1812 Russian Campaign Doomed by Socks

Papers recently discovered in France suggest that Napoleon might have invaded Russia successfully if his army had better sock supplies. The Corsican general famously said that an army marches on its stomach, but these papers prove he believed the...

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Funny story: Remembrance Sunday - History Student's Discovery

Remembrance Sunday - History Student's Discovery

A history student at one our top universities has made a vital discovery about the Festival of Remembrance. Daryl Cocktailglass studies at the University of Thames Valley East, and is in the third year of his history degree. He said: "I saw all...

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Funny story: Hitler & Stalin Bores: Top Academic Slams History Programming

Hitler & Stalin Bores: Top Academic Slams History Programming

There are too many programmes on TV about Hitler and Stalin says a leading academic. Overkill on programmes about the twentieth century's dictator-monsters means modern history students are interested in little else. Prof Ken Lucid slams the cu...

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