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What is education?

Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of skills, knowledge, values, beliefs, and habits.


  1. The Open University is based in which large town?
  2. Which university is often referred to as LSE?
  3. Established in 1986, what does the acronym NCVQ stand for?
  4. Which group established in 1994, is sometimes perceived as representing the 'best' universities in the UK?
  5. Which year saw the last O-Level exams in the UK?
  6. In 1801, the first modern what was designed by James Pillans, a high school teacher in Scotland?

  7. In which North American city is McGill University?
  8. What were introduced in 1614 by John Napier as a means of simplifying calculations?
  9. One of the highest in the world, what is the compulsory school starting age in Finland?
  10. Which constituent college of Oxford University, one of the first two women's colleges in Oxford, did Margaret Thatcher attend?
  11. What name is given in the UK to a fee-charging independent primary school that caters for children up to the age of about 13?
  12. The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills is abbreviated to what?
  13. Konstanstin Stanislavsky developed the method school for which activity?
  14. What is the acronym for the UK organisation whose main role is to operate the application process for British universities?
  15. Old Wykehamists are former pupils of which college?
  16. In 1899 what was the school leaving age raised to?
  17. In which country would you find the worlds oldest university?
  18. Henry VI founded Eton College in 1440 and which college in Cambridge University in 1441?
  19. Which American university is abbreviated to MIT?
  20. If alumni is the plural noun for a group of male graduates, what is name given to one male graduate?
  21. In 1498, what was Wells School in Somerset probably the first to use?
  22. Which public school in Godalming, Surrey, are pupils still referred to as Carthusians?
  23. In 1969, Hatfield, Sheffield and Sunderland were the first three colleges to be designated what?
  24. In 1548, Thomas Vicary wrote the first English textbook on what subject?
  25. Which mathematical symbol was invented in 1557 by Welsh mathematician Robert Recorde?


  1. Milton Keynes
  2. London School of Economics (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  3. National Council for Vocational Qualifications
  4. Russell Group
  5. 1987
  6. Blackboard
  7. Montreal, Canada
  8. Logarithms
  9. Seven
  10. Somerville College
  11. A preparatory school or prep school
  12. Ofsted
  13. Acting
  14. UCAS
  15. Winchester College
  16. Twelve
  17. Morocco (Fez, founded 859)
  18. King's College

  19. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  20. Alumnus (Note: An alumna is one female graduate)
  21. Printed schoolbooks
  22. Charterhouse School
  23. Polytechnics
  24. Anatomy
  25. Equals sign