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  • Weekly News Quiz: Space & Floods

    Weekly News Quiz: Space & Floods

    Watch the video below and then take this week's short news quiz! You can keep up-to-date with what is going on in the world in by checking in on this week's Daily News Bites!

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  • The Teacher Recruitment Crisis

    The Teacher Recruitment Crisis

    A post about the debate I attended at the RSA as a shortlisted entry in IGGY's 'Are Teachers Necessary' debate competition.

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  • Water Shortages

    Water Shortages

    While there are many water sources in the world, most of them are inaccessible or polluted. This situation can be improved by encouraging efficient use of water and developing technologies that all…

More Social SciencesMore Social Sciences

  • Sociology Tuesday: An Introduction

    Sociology Tuesday: An Introduction

    Welcome to our new series - Sociology Tuesday. Each week we'll be bringing you something sociological to think about, debate and discuss. We'll be addressing sociological topics such as the sociolo…

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  • Genders: A Masterpost

    Genders: A Masterpost

    As an enby, it took me quite a while to find a term which described what I felt. Here's a list of just some of the many, many non binary genders, in the hopes it might help someone else out there! …

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  • Anti-Bullying Poll-- the results are in

    Anti-Bullying Poll-- the results are in

    We’ve heard expert insights, read all the stats, looked at the campaigns, and shared our own tips. But how much of a problem is bullying, really, and how do we handle it when we see it?


  • Pirates


    For as long as goods have been transported by sea there have been pirates, people willing to rob ships whilst they travel across the seas. The ‘Golden Age’ of piracy occurred between 1650 and 1…

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  • Three Top Female Athletes You've Never Heard Of  - Part One

    Three Top Female Athletes You've Never Heard Of - Part One

    In these three blog posts, I'm going to write about three amazing and inspiring sportspeople who you really should have heard of - and they're all women too.

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  • Lonely Planet Iceland competition

    Lonely Planet Iceland competition

    // Three weeks in Iceland Week 2 Lonely Planet Iceland Competition This competition has now closed.  In July, IGGY met up with Lonely Planet founder, Tony Wheeler. Tony has been described as &…

History & PoliticsHistory & Politics

  • Anna Komnene

    Anna Komnene

    Anna Komnene (Comnena) (1083- c. 1153) was a Greek princess and is considered to have been the world’s first female historian. The daughter of Byzantine emperor Alexius I, her work Alexiad provid…

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  • Chilean History: An Introduction to the Independence War

    Chilean History: An Introduction to the Independence War

    Hi everybody! So I started a debate about Traditional Festivities and JoHighbee, suggested that I should do an Article about Chilean History. I thought It was a great idea, so I am here to give you…

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  • Halloween quiz – how much do you know?

    Halloween quiz – how much do you know?

    Take on Emma's Halloween quiz and see if your knowledge on the ghouls that haunt this October 'spookfest' can score you 10 out of 10!


  • An Insight into Equations

    An Insight into Equations

    Equations are the lifeblood of mathematics, science, and technology. Without them, our world would not exist in its present form. However, equations have a reputation for being scary: Stephen Hawki…

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  • Some interesting shapes

    Some interesting shapes

    Non-orient able surfaces, to be precise

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  • Mensa Logic - Part 1

    Mensa Logic - Part 1

    Get ready to put those grey cells into action with these Mensa challenges!

Creative ArtsCreative Arts

  • IGGY Meets... Benji Davies

    IGGY Meets... Benji Davies

    Benji Davies is an illustrator and animation director living and working in the UK’s capital city of London. His first self penned and published childrens book garnered lots of praise when it was…

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  • Vincent Van Gogh - Spot the Fake!

    Vincent Van Gogh - Spot the Fake!

    The 29th July 2015 marks 125 years since the death of Vincent van Gogh. The artist was a major Post-Impressionist Dutch painter whose work had a huge impact and influence on 20th century art.

  • Ten Tips for Camera Work

    Ten Tips for Camera Work

    Written by Dickkie Watson "It doesn't matter whether you are working on the next big Hollywood blockbuster or even this video you are watching right now, all films need careful planning."

Community FunCommunity Fun

  • Round 39: French Quiz - Deuxième partie

    Round 39: French Quiz - Deuxième partie

    Je suis désolé, je ne parle pas francais! This week, Emma P is back for round two of the French quiz. See if you can correctly answer them all.

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  • Mega End of Year Quiz

    Mega End of Year Quiz

    Each day leading up to Christmas we will be featuring twelve different quizzes, designed to test your knowledge of topics covered by our Beat the Mentor quizzes in the last year. As an added incent…

  • Round 29: Guinness World Records

    Round 29: Guinness World Records

    After a bit of a tricky one last week we thought we'd opt for something a little bit easier... if you are familiar with some pretty far out world records, that is! There are 10 to get. Drop a comme…

Creative WritingCreative Writing

  • Movement - The Verismo Movement

    Movement - The Verismo Movement

    A new movement in opera took shape in Italy. Verismo, meaning 'truth', drew on everyday life for its subjects but emphasised violent action and deep emotion.

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  • Girl of Morning Ice

    Girl of Morning Ice

    I'm currently trying to write a collection of poems based around the idea of the four classical elements: earth, air, water and fire. This is the third poem so far. Tell me what you think,   W…

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  • The IGGY Top 50 - Round 3

    The IGGY Top 50 - Round 3

    The IGGY Top 50 is the recommended reading list of the IGGY community, made by members, for members. Every six months it is remade, refreshed to reflect the ever-changing IGGY community's preferenc…


  • Round 44: Scientific terminology quiz

    Round 44: Scientific terminology quiz

    This week, Emma wants to know how good your grasp of scientific terminology is! Can you beat the mentor?

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  • The 10 best revision tips for improving your grades

    The 10 best revision tips for improving your grades

    The best revision tips and revision guidelines for those of you with upcoming exams. Including the best ways to stay focused, the most effective way of remembering things, and how to make the most …

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  • Infectious Diseases

    Infectious Diseases

    Infectious diseases have been 'plaguing' mankind since the dawn of time and grabbing the headlines again and again, most recently with the Ebola crisis and how it has been handled. If you're intere…

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