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Welcome to the Brighter Thinking Pod from Cambridge University Press - Education. We provide a place where international education enthusiasts from all backgrounds can come together to discuss the challenges faced by teachers in a modern classroom and discover new teaching ideas. 

Our panels consist of teachers, authors, key subject figures and more. If you'd like to get involved, follow us on Twitter @CUPeducation and send in your show suggestions!

Apr 28, 2022

How important are maths skills to life? 

Our host for this episode is Cambridge's own Tamsin Hart. She is joined by Richard Needham, past Chair of Association for Science Education (ASE) and member of project teams for the language of mathematics in science and other ASE projects. And Tom Rainbow, an Education Support...

Apr 21, 2022

What are the objectives of education and how best can we prepare students for the future?


Our host for this episode is Paul Ellis, Head of Teaching and Learning at Cambridge Assessment International Education. He is joined by the co-authors of Thrive, a book that looks at the purpose of schools in a changing world....

Apr 14, 2022

Heads down, pens at the ready - we're back for part 2 of What Makes a Good Essay?

Our host again is Brand Marketer and Producer of the pod, Adam Steele. He's joined by Adrian Ravenscroft from the previous episode and Dr Clair Rawlingson, an assessment professional who has worked as an A Level examiner, Team Leader and...

Apr 7, 2022

What makes a 'good' essay? Are there similarities between subjects? Can you start with the conclusion?! Let's find out. 


Our host for this episode is Senior Brand Marketing Executive and Producer of the pod, Adam Steele. He's joined by a returning guest from series 2, Adrian Ravenscroft. Ade is a Global Perspectives...

Mar 31, 2022

‘Yeah, but when are we ever going to use this in the real world?’ If you’ve been asked this question by your students before, then our episode about bringing the real world into the STEM classroom is for you!

Our host for this one is our very own Tamsin Hart, a Senior Product Marketing Executive at the Press. She...