You run London's Cultural Olympiad and 3 weeks before the Games, the Olympic Torch has failed to ignite the country. Can you London really excited about the Games? Recalling 7/7 – the suicide bombings that followed London’s selection as host city – was when Londoners last came together as one, nothing can stop you trying to recreate that feeling. If only you could stop yourself...You are Director of the Cultural Olympiad. Three weeks before the opening ceremony and you are panicking: the Olympic Torch has failed to ignite the country, and London 2012 is shaping up to be a Mega-Non-Event. Surely you can do something to make London really excited about the Games? On a night out on the town with your long-lost friend, you recall that 7/7 – the suicide bombings that followed London’s selection as host city – was the last time Londoners came together as one. With the Olympic clock ticking towards Games Time, nothing can stop you trying to recreate that feeling of togetherness. If only you had been able to stop yourself…… Games Makers: A London Satire chronicles the attempt to bomb London back to the Blitz spirit Andrew Calcutt is the original ‘hackademic’ (journalist turned academic). He has written a dozen non-fiction books. Games Makers is his first novel.
In this comprehensive response to the education crisis, the author of Teaching as a Subversive Activity returns to the subject that established his reputation as one of our most insightful social critics. Postman presents useful models with which schools can restore a sense of purpose, tolerance, and a respect for learning.