Thanks to Wordfence, the makers of the security plugin we use on our websites, we have been alerted to a severe security vulnerability in Firefox.
From the Wordfence website:
“If you use Firefox, we recommend you temporarily switch browsers to Chrome, Safari or a non-firefox based browser that is secure until the Firefox dev team can release an update. The vulnerability allows an attacker to execute code on your Windows workstation. The exploit is in the wild, meaning it’s now public and every hacker on the planet has access to it. There is no fix at the time of this writing.”
A huge congratulations to our students who are all now graduates of the MSc in Practical Skills Therapeutic Education (Integrated Professional Development), accredited by the University of the West of England, delivered by the Crossfields Institute faculty at the Ruskin Mill Trust Field Centre.
Despite the terrible weather provided by Storm Angus, a wonderful graduation ceremony was enjoyed last night at the Bristol Cathedral, for those who were able to attend.
Today, the Guardian is celebrating Joseph Bazalgette’s amazing innovation that was the London sewers. This piece of innovation saved the great capital from complete disaster and unavoidable risk to the health of all those who lived there. Here at Crossfields Institute we are celebrating the involvement of two direct descendants, John Bazalgette, Honorary Fellow of the Grubb School of Organisational Analysis and our Senior Advisor for Social Innovation and Simon Bazalgette, CEO of the Jockey Club, active member of Crossfields International and contributor to our Organisational Analysis and Leadership pathway. Innovation runs in this family!
Research, published recently by academics from UCL’s Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, has shown that older teenagers and young adults are able to improve their fundamental maths skills and reasoning abilities more rapidly than younger teens. This research resonates with the approach of Steiner Waldorf schools, who identify these strengths in older teenagers and actively plan their curriculum accordingly. The research also highlights the flaws in testing at age 11 for selective schooling, given that these skills can be significantly improved at a later stage.
We believe that it is high time to create a better email culture in the workplace that allows us to use this medium of communication as a tool for progress rather than allowing our inbox to become a bottomless pit which we dread to engage with. The use of emails represents vast limitations as well as immense potential. Finding the right balance is difficult – and it requires that we embody what good practice means. When it comes to emails, there is a fine line between productivity and obsession. We are glad to see that Jocelyn K. Glei is giving a workshop in London, organised by the Guardian, on the 16th of November.