Science and arts shouldn’t be seen as rivals
Fears that we will become a nation of techno-nerds at the expense of the arts only show that we are still stuck in 1959
Hard not to snort with momentary laughter, reading of the dismay of senior cultural figures and head teachers at a sudden upward surge in STEM subjects taken at A level. Science, technology, engineering and maths are up at the expense of the humanities, notably literature and history. My brief levity is simply because for years we have been told that we are short of scientists, medics and technologists and must plunder the world for them; that we are falling behind, with maths teachers an endangered species.
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