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Art imitating near death – a learning experience
Shannon Yee’s Reassembled, Slightly Askew is a sensory experience that aims to replicate significant brain injury. Scope looks at a groundbreaking piece of art that has come again to Belfast’s Metropolitan Art Centre.
Troubles with bubbles
Joe Kenny - @j0ekenny - writes about his experience of being blind and going through Northern Ireland’s education system, and then onto college, in the 80s and 90s.
Donald Trump's mastery of the media
Are media commentators under-estimating Donald Trump? Nick Garbutt asks if there is method to the apparent madness.
Sight loss and schooling - an afterthought
In the latest article in our series on education, we look at how the system helps - or, rather, does not really help - people with sight loss.
Suicide Prevention – another casualty in the Stormont stalemate
In this powerful and important piece guest writer Pat McGreevy questions whether the political will to tackle suicide exists
Sex education in schools – it’s not about sex
Scope speaks with the Family Planning Association about how and why they think local sex education – or, rather, relationship and sexuality education – is inadequate.
Irish: how can an endangered language be a threat?
It is time we had a mature debate about the Irish language. To do so we need to get a much broader context for our discussions.
Four years and two months can be too young for school
Scope takes a look at the school starting age and asks if it is too inflexible, and whether it should be the starting point for a revision of some of our methods in early-years development.
Paul McGill RIP
Journalist and trade unionist Paul McGill touched and inspired many with the great courage he displayed as he faced up to the illness that was to end his life.
What the Supreme Court judgment really says about protests
We’ve moved on a lot since the 1714 Riot Act.
The benefits of learning Irish
Scope continues its focus on education in Northern Ireland with a look at the Irish language – discussing lifelong learning, bilingualism, immersion and increasing access.
Why good neighbours are worth their weight in gold
Everybody knows that if we were better neighbours and lived in stronger communities we’d not just be happier but better off, not just individually but collectively.
Harrison appointed NI Big Lottery Fund chair
Julie Harrison has been appointed Northern Ireland chair of the Big Lottery Fund.
The third sector and 2017: uncertainty and necessity
In a difficult period for NI, community and voluntary organisations will be more important than ever, despite facing huge difficulties. Scope speaks with NICVA CEO Seamus McAleavey about the current uncertainty.