RE: learning from history; learning from research

When reading the contributions to this edition of Professional REflection, two quotations came to mind. The first was from the Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana (1905): ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’ The second, less eloquent and, arguably, much more contentious, was, ‘Britain has had enough of experts.’ I probably don’t have to remind readers of this journal that this latter quotation comes from Michael Gove (2016)!

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