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Small Island Podcast

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Small Island Podcast
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Discussions about reading, writing and creativity care of the English department at Bede's Senior School.

Latest Episodes

Episode 8: Dystopia with Ellie Bostock-Smith

In this episode of the Small Island podcast, Mr Vaux explores the idea of dystopia, reads some Simon Armitage, and interviews Upper Fifth (Year 11) pupil Ellie Bostock-Smith. Ellie, an incredibly talented young writer, discusses the pressures of GCSE study, her writing processes, and her struggles with structure. She also, of course, talks us through her favourite books - all before Mr Vaux challenges Year 10 podcast producer Michael with a fiendish moral quandary - albeit one that he seems almost too quick to answer!

49 MINMAR 11
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Episode 8: Dystopia with Ellie Bostock-Smith

Small Island Stories: Laganas by George Linehan

Upper Fifth (Year 11) pupil Lili Longden reads Laganas, a short story by Bede's pupil George Linehan. The piecewon the 2018-19 First Year Travel Writing competition, which was presented in the Autumn Term by professional travel writer Suzy Joinson, author ofThe Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgarand The Photographer's Wife.

3 MINJAN 25
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Small Island Stories: Laganas by George Linehan

Episode 7: Dreams with George Linehan

In this episode of the Small Island podcast, Mr Vaux explores the idea of dreams, reads some Edward Young, and interviews First Year (Year 9) pupil George Linehan. George, who won the 'Lives of Others' Travel Writing competition last term, discusses his writing process, his passion for dance and his favourite books - after which Mr Vaux finally asks Michael, the podcast'sYear 10 producer, a tricky question that he cannot seem to answer...

39 MINJAN 25
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Episode 7: Dreams with George Linehan

Episode 6: Growing Up with Mr Goodyer

In this episode of the Small Island podcast, Mr Vaux explores the idea of 'bildungsroman' narratives, reads some Seamus Heaney, and interviews Bede's Headmaster Mr Peter Goodyer. In addition to talking about his favourite books, Mr Goodyer discusses growing up in South Africa, his interest in the mysteries of the human mind, and what it is like to be in charge of a school - all before Mr Vaux has another brief chat with Michael, the podcast's very honest Year 10 producer...

55 MIN2018 DEC 12
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Episode 6: Growing Up with Mr Goodyer

Episode 5: Winning with Ms Woollett

In this episode of the Small Island podcast, Mr Vaux explores the idea of winning in fiction, reads some William Ernest Henley, and interviews Bede's Co-Curricular Deputy Head Ms Rachael Woollett. As well revealing her favourite novels, Ms Woollett opens up about her life before Bede's and discusses the importance of learning outside of the classroom - all before Mr Vaux has another brief chat with the podcast's Year 10 producer, Michael...

51 MIN2018 NOV 16
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Episode 5: Winning with Ms Woollett

Episode 4: Inciting Incidents with Mr Lewis

In this bumper-length episode of the Small Island podcast, Mr Vaux explores what makes for a good story hook, reads some Robert Frost, and interviews Bede's Principal Deputy Head Mr Jerry Lewis. As well learning about Mr Lewis' life before Bede's, we discuss the complexities of pastoral care and mental health in schools, and chew over Mr Lewis' favourite novels, all before having another brief chat with Michael, our trusty Year 10 producer.

57 MIN2018 OCT 19
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Episode 4: Inciting Incidents with Mr Lewis

Episode 3: Heatwaves with Mr Tuson

In this episode of the Small Island podcast, Mr Vaux explores the motif of heatwaves, reads some Shakespeare, and interviews Bede's Academic Deputy Head Mr John Tuson. As well learning about Mr Tuson's life before Bede's, we discuss his favourite novels - and then have another brief chat with episode producer (and Year 10 pupil) Michael.

39 MIN2018 SEP 21
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Episode 3: Heatwaves with Mr Tuson

Episode 2: Endings with Molly Fisher-Newton

In this episode of the Small Island podcast, Mr Vaux explores the tricky business of endings, reads some W.B. Yeats, and interviews Lower Sixth pupil and winner of the Senior Prize in the Bede's 2018 Writing Competition Molly Fisher-Newton. As well as exploring Molly's favourite novels, the episode features a reading of Molly's award-winning poemSecrets by Lower Sixth Former Tom McGovern - and another brief chat with episode producer (and Year 9 pupil) Michael.

25 MIN2018 JUN 26
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Episode 2: Endings with Molly Fisher-Newton

Small Island Stories: Light in the Dark by Holly Bromley

Lower Sixth pupil Tom McGovern readsLight in the Dark by Bede's pupil Holly Bromley, who is in the First Year (Year 9). The story won the Junior Prize in this year's school-wide creative writing competitionAltered States, a contest which welcomed work from children in all year groups at Bede's, with prizes awarded at the end of the Spring Term.

7 MIN2018 JUN 26
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Small Island Stories: Light in the Dark by Holly Bromley

Small Island Stories: Greek Violin by Holly Bromley

Lower Fifth (Year 10) pupil Nathan De Silva reads Greek Violin, a short story by Bede's pupil Holly Bromley. The piecewon the 2017-18 First Year Travel Writing competition, which was presented in the Autumn Term by Sara Wheeler, fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and author of several books includingTerra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica.

3 MIN2018 JUN 26
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Small Island Stories: Greek Violin by Holly Bromley

Latest Episodes

Episode 8: Dystopia with Ellie Bostock-Smith

In this episode of the Small Island podcast, Mr Vaux explores the idea of dystopia, reads some Simon Armitage, and interviews Upper Fifth (Year 11) pupil Ellie Bostock-Smith. Ellie, an incredibly talented young writer, discusses the pressures of GCSE study, her writing processes, and her struggles with structure. She also, of course, talks us through her favourite books - all before Mr Vaux challenges Year 10 podcast producer Michael with a fiendish moral quandary - albeit one that he seems almost too quick to answer!

49 MINMAR 11
Comments
Episode 8: Dystopia with Ellie Bostock-Smith

Small Island Stories: Laganas by George Linehan

Upper Fifth (Year 11) pupil Lili Longden reads Laganas, a short story by Bede's pupil George Linehan. The piecewon the 2018-19 First Year Travel Writing competition, which was presented in the Autumn Term by professional travel writer Suzy Joinson, author ofThe Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgarand The Photographer's Wife.

3 MINJAN 25
Comments
Small Island Stories: Laganas by George Linehan

Episode 7: Dreams with George Linehan

In this episode of the Small Island podcast, Mr Vaux explores the idea of dreams, reads some Edward Young, and interviews First Year (Year 9) pupil George Linehan. George, who won the 'Lives of Others' Travel Writing competition last term, discusses his writing process, his passion for dance and his favourite books - after which Mr Vaux finally asks Michael, the podcast'sYear 10 producer, a tricky question that he cannot seem to answer...

39 MINJAN 25
Comments
Episode 7: Dreams with George Linehan

Episode 6: Growing Up with Mr Goodyer

In this episode of the Small Island podcast, Mr Vaux explores the idea of 'bildungsroman' narratives, reads some Seamus Heaney, and interviews Bede's Headmaster Mr Peter Goodyer. In addition to talking about his favourite books, Mr Goodyer discusses growing up in South Africa, his interest in the mysteries of the human mind, and what it is like to be in charge of a school - all before Mr Vaux has another brief chat with Michael, the podcast's very honest Year 10 producer...

55 MIN2018 DEC 12
Comments
Episode 6: Growing Up with Mr Goodyer

Episode 5: Winning with Ms Woollett

In this episode of the Small Island podcast, Mr Vaux explores the idea of winning in fiction, reads some William Ernest Henley, and interviews Bede's Co-Curricular Deputy Head Ms Rachael Woollett. As well revealing her favourite novels, Ms Woollett opens up about her life before Bede's and discusses the importance of learning outside of the classroom - all before Mr Vaux has another brief chat with the podcast's Year 10 producer, Michael...

51 MIN2018 NOV 16
Comments
Episode 5: Winning with Ms Woollett

Episode 4: Inciting Incidents with Mr Lewis

In this bumper-length episode of the Small Island podcast, Mr Vaux explores what makes for a good story hook, reads some Robert Frost, and interviews Bede's Principal Deputy Head Mr Jerry Lewis. As well learning about Mr Lewis' life before Bede's, we discuss the complexities of pastoral care and mental health in schools, and chew over Mr Lewis' favourite novels, all before having another brief chat with Michael, our trusty Year 10 producer.

57 MIN2018 OCT 19
Comments
Episode 4: Inciting Incidents with Mr Lewis

Episode 3: Heatwaves with Mr Tuson

In this episode of the Small Island podcast, Mr Vaux explores the motif of heatwaves, reads some Shakespeare, and interviews Bede's Academic Deputy Head Mr John Tuson. As well learning about Mr Tuson's life before Bede's, we discuss his favourite novels - and then have another brief chat with episode producer (and Year 10 pupil) Michael.

39 MIN2018 SEP 21
Comments
Episode 3: Heatwaves with Mr Tuson

Episode 2: Endings with Molly Fisher-Newton

In this episode of the Small Island podcast, Mr Vaux explores the tricky business of endings, reads some W.B. Yeats, and interviews Lower Sixth pupil and winner of the Senior Prize in the Bede's 2018 Writing Competition Molly Fisher-Newton. As well as exploring Molly's favourite novels, the episode features a reading of Molly's award-winning poemSecrets by Lower Sixth Former Tom McGovern - and another brief chat with episode producer (and Year 9 pupil) Michael.

25 MIN2018 JUN 26
Comments
Episode 2: Endings with Molly Fisher-Newton

Small Island Stories: Light in the Dark by Holly Bromley

Lower Sixth pupil Tom McGovern readsLight in the Dark by Bede's pupil Holly Bromley, who is in the First Year (Year 9). The story won the Junior Prize in this year's school-wide creative writing competitionAltered States, a contest which welcomed work from children in all year groups at Bede's, with prizes awarded at the end of the Spring Term.

7 MIN2018 JUN 26
Comments
Small Island Stories: Light in the Dark by Holly Bromley

Small Island Stories: Greek Violin by Holly Bromley

Lower Fifth (Year 10) pupil Nathan De Silva reads Greek Violin, a short story by Bede's pupil Holly Bromley. The piecewon the 2017-18 First Year Travel Writing competition, which was presented in the Autumn Term by Sara Wheeler, fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and author of several books includingTerra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica.

3 MIN2018 JUN 26
Comments
Small Island Stories: Greek Violin by Holly Bromley

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