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How can we encourage young people to study design?

Last week, we reported on recent research showing there has been a 10% drop in school students taking design and technology at GCSE compared to last year. This follows a more long-term trend, with research from Warwick University revealing that between 2003 and 2013, there was a 50% drop in the number of pupils taking the subject.

As the EBacc qualification is also soon to be made compulsory, we ask – how can we encourage students to take on creative subjects?

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Islands and Bridges: The work of Roger Dean

As the designer responsible for the likes of bands including Yes and Uriah Heep’s album artworks releases a set of six stamps for the Isle of Man Post Office, we speak to him about how the collection came to fruition.

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