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Human stories remains a big draw for Shepton Mallet Prison

  • 8 May 2017, 8:06 am
  • By Claire
  • in Shepton Mallet Prison

Shepton Mallet Prison – one of the UK’s most ancient prisons – is proving that demand for its untold human stories and history is not abating. Recently, TV production company Transparent Television spent a week at the prison filming for [...]

Dyslexia – a disability or a unique learning ability?

  • 7 May 2017, 11:02 am
  • By Claire
  • in Creative Writing

In a highly personal article written for the Sunday Times, Richard Branson calls for a rethink on how we support dyslexic children in our education system.  Branson recalls his experience of being dyslexic and “dropping out” at 16 with a prof[...]

Buy a prison flat – but don’t bring your car.

  • 19 January 2017, 6:55 pm
  • By Claire
  • in Shepton Mallet Prison

Shepton Mallet Prison has been lost to a developer’s viability plan, denying the town of its rightful share of a windfall heritage asset. It came down to a planning committee, with 8 voting for the proposal and 4 against. We now will have a 400 year[...]