The note-sheet (with links) from the SCC English presentation is here.
- Bernard MacLaverty's short story is called 'More than just the Disease' and comes from his collection The Great Profundo.
- There wasn't time to show the amazing Issuu, which can display your school magazine online - see here for our own Library magazine The Submarine.
- Atul Gawande's books are Complications: a surgeon's notes on an imperfect science, and Better: a surgeon's notes on performance. These are superbly written collections of essays which are intense meditations on the nature of learning. In the former, he writes ... Only now, as I get glimpses of the end of my training, have I begun to think hard about my father's success. For most of residency, I thought of surgery as a more or less fixed body of knowledge and skill which is acquired in training and perfected in practice. There was, as I envisioned it, a smooth, upward-sloping arc in proficiency at some rarefied set of tasks ... The arc would peak at, say, ten or fifteen years, plateau for a long time, and perhaps tail off a little in the final five years before retirement. The reality, however, turns out to be far messier.