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  • College Inset Day

    College Inset Day

    Yesterday, I had my first college inset day. I still feel like I'm supposed to be going to my senior school inset day- the time has gone way too quickly!  Over the weekend I was extremely nerv…

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  • IGGY Careers Week Quiz

    IGGY Careers Week Quiz

    Take the IGGY Careers Week Quiz.

  • Facing Your Emotions

    Facing Your Emotions

    Why is it so hard for us to ignore faces? Dr Liz Blagrove’s research in the Department of Psychology looked at people’s reactions to happy or threatening expressions.

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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  • The 50,000 mile journey of Wimbledon's tennis balls

    The 50,000 mile journey of Wimbledon's tennis balls

    The tennis balls used at Wimbledon have travelled 50,570 miles around the world before they land on Andy Murray’s racket on Centre Court.


  • 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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  • Module 1: The Basics of yaBASIC

    Module 1: The Basics of yaBASIC

    Have you ever wanted to learn to be a computer programmer? This course will guide you step-by-step teaching you everything you need to know to write your own programs.

  • Mathematical Curiosities: Part 32

    Mathematical Curiosities: Part 32

    Whether you're moon-gazing or trying to dodge the rain you will have to keep your wits about you to get your head around this week's challenges!

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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  • New Words: Vocabulary Quiz

    New Words: Vocabulary Quiz

    The Oxford English Dictionary has included 500 new words in the June 2015 update. The Oxford English Dictionary records the meaning and development of the English language, for a word to qualify, i…

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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  • IGGY Fun Size: February 10, 2016

    IGGY Fun Size: February 10, 2016

    Chinese New Year!     Chinese New Year (CNY) is my favourite holiday. In Malaysia, where I am from, CNY is so widely celebrated, that we get 2 days of holiday from work or a whole week off if you…

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  • Round 25: Famous Landmarks

    Round 25: Famous Landmarks

    This week is a little more fun after a couple of tough challenges recently. Check the picture and see if you can name the landmark. There are 20 to get! What will you score?

Current AffairsCurrent Affairs

  • Weekly News Quiz: Russian athletes accused of doping

    Weekly News Quiz: Russian athletes accused of doping

    Take this week's short news quiz and 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…


  • Life Sciences

    Life Sciences

    Life sciences is the study of the living world around us and is a hugely diverse area that investigates all types of living things from microorganisms to large animals.

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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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  • Nick Barker's Amazing Experiments

    Nick Barker's Amazing Experiments

    In this 11 part video series IGGY's chemistry expert Nick Barker shows you some exciting new chemistry experiments.

History & PoliticsHistory & Politics


  • 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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  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Midnight Book Launch

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Midnight Book Launch

    Last night I went to the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Midnight Book Launch at Bluewater's Waterstones to receive my pre-ordered copy at the stroke of midnight (it was more like 12:14 but that …

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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 &…

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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  • Introduction to Venn Diagrams

    Introduction to Venn Diagrams

    Welcome to Venn That Tune! Starting off with an introduction to Venn diagrams and a taste of what is to come.

  • 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."

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