Category Archives: Education

Then and now

We take a look at a film from 1973 made with the aim introducing the metric system to the general public. Likes(23)Dislikes(46)

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Alpine DIY and the generation gap

Happy New Year to all our readers. In this article, the Editor explains the reason for the absence of new posts on MV in recent weeks. This leads to a discussion of a issue that few of us, perhaps, have … Continue reading

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Autumn watched

UKMA has received a message from a viewer of BBC’s ‘Autumn Watch’. This article includes the message and the response. Likes(24)Dislikes(6)

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Does metric-only labelling require changes to package sizes?

An argument made against metric-only labelling in the US is that manufacturers would need to change packaging to rational metric sizes. Ronnie Cohen looks at the UK’s experience over the past 50 years. Likes(11)Dislikes(0)

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A new industrial strategy for Britain?

The Government revealed its new industrial strategy in a White Paper published earlier this week, generally receiving a positive response. But are there still elephants in the room? Likes(9)Dislikes(0)

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Education matters

The benefit for education is an important but often ignored reason for completing the UK’s metric changeover. Metric Views welcomes a new report that has recently appeared on the subject, entitled “Metrication in education”. Our article includes a link to download the report. Likes(14)Dislikes(2)

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Imperial habits die hard

The attention of Metric Views has been drawn to a question appearing in the ‘Problems solved’ section of the November edition of Which? magazine. It relates to washing powder weights and volumes. Likes(9)Dislikes(1)

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How can people’s behaviour be changed?

One of our regular contributors, Phil Hall, looks at the success of the recently-introduced plastic bag charge in England, and asks if there are lessons for the completion of the UK’s stalled metric changeover. Likes(7)Dislikes(7)

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How the UK created a measurement muddle

The series of four articles on the outcome of the EU referendum continues with a look at how the current measurement muddle came about. Likes(3)Dislikes(0)

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The curse of conversion factors

In this article, Ronnie Cohen looks at lists of plausible conversions in both directions between imperial units still in use in the UK and metric units. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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