Imagine If… by Ken Robinson and Kate Robinson, Read by Kate Robinson
On the Need for Creativity and Imagination in Education
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Kate Robinson, daughter of the late Sir Ken Robinson, narrates this concise version of their strategy to revolutionize education, Imagine If…: Creating a Future for Us All. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss Robinson’s vision to unlock creative energy and human potential. Kate speaks precisely in a standard English accent, but despite the academic nature of the topic, her admiration for her father and her confidence in their educational philosophy ring through. Father and daughter enthusiastically urge academia to cultivate individuality and adopt new educational paradigms designed to empower students to create a sustainable future.
Today’s episode is sponsored by Naxos AudioBooks. Margery Allingham, already a successful crime writer, was living quietly in the Essex village of Tolleshunt D’Arcy (‘Auburn’) when the Second World War broke out. Her house became an Air Raid Wardens’ post and a First Aid centre, and Allingham herself became responsible for 275 East London evacuees in a rural community of just over 600. Commissioned by American publishing friends to recount what life was like, she began The Oaken Heart in the autumn of 1940, when the Battle of Britain gave way to the London Blitz. An evocative first-hand account of day-to-day realities in a small community upended, The Oaken Heart is read by Georgina Sutton. To learn more, visit NaxosAudioBooks.com.