In March Nic sat down with two fascinating students and eager learners, one present and one former , to chat about their experience of education, and what going to school is really good for.  First up is the author Tara Westover, whose memoir – about growing up as the youngest child to Mormon survivalist parents in Idaho – is out in the UK this year. Tara didn’t go to school until the age of 17, and yet she came to earn a Phd from Cambridge . We also welcome our youngest guest yet to the podcast:  Nic and Juliette’s 8-year-old daughter Leah .  

Hosted by Jessica Johannesson and Nic Bottomley. Music: ‘Faith in Weather’ by The Bookshop Band.

Now take a look at our School Days reading list

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