Re: NOW(-ish): Education

Gina Miller (
Sun, 28 Mar 1999 11:25:22 PST

Grade school, highschool, college?
Gina "nanogirl" Miller

>From: "Bryan Moss" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: NOW(-ish): Education
>Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 20:16:29 +0100
>I want to create a school for polymaths. Students would be able to
>modules from science and philosophy combining them in whatever way they
>appropriate to create an entirely unique and flexible course of study.
>will be no set course length and students will be encouraged to 'bring
>other areas of study and give lectures to other students. I would like
>hierarchy to be non-existent - all active members of the school should
>considered students. Obviously there would have to be some sort of
>awards system for potential employers but this will not be considered a
>major factor by the school. That is to say, students will spend their
>worrying about their subjects rather than their examinations. The
school, I
>believe, could be self-funding by offering the services of its students
>various companies, organisations, and governments. In operation it
would be
>more like a ‘think tank’ or an institute of postdoctoral study but I
>like to refer to it as a ‘school’ and treat it as such.
>The most important thing about the school is that you should be able to
>enter it from any background.

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