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The Penguin Podcast 2014: Back to School feat. Stephen Fry, Toby Young and Steven Butler

September 5th, 2014

Episode 14 of 60 episodes

This week we've gone back to school where the new headmaster of the School of Penguin, Stephen Fry, welcomes us before handing us over to a range of authors and books that look at school life. From Toby Young and Miranda Thomas' guide to the UK school curriculum to life in a Dublin boarding school; maths prodigies to class clowns; a guide on how to tell whether your teacher is a vampire to Steven Butler prank calling his old headmaster Jeremy Strong. Yes, school is the foundation of all our learning and the key to our future... but it should be fun too!