Wendy Jones

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Name

Wendy Jones

About me

I’ve spent most of my career at the BBC, first as a broadcaster-journalist (with several years as education correspondent) and then as a policy & public affairs exec/report-writer/speech-writer.

I left the beeb in 2011 as a Salford refusenik and now I’m a freelance writer and journalist , with a particular interest in education. I also advise organisations on communications and PR.

In 2012 I helped set up a new education charity National Numeracy and I’m now working to improve the nation’s everyday maths skills (no mean challenge) and to stop the popular rubbishing of maths. I’ve got to know lots of mathematicians and like to think I’m doing something to break down prejudices between two cultures.

I still love words more than numbers but enjoy the interplay between the two: 26 has an obvious appeal. And my birthday is on the 26th.

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4 days ago
Getting Published - 26

Just a reminder that in 2 weeks’ time, you'll find us down the pub, talking publishing.

Come and talk to some of our writers who have been there and done it over a pint or two in the Betsey ... See more

No matter how brilliant a writer you are, getting published the conventional way is a notoriously difficult thing to do. Tolkein, Steinbeck, and Faulkner were all politely rejected at first. J.K ... See more

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1 week ago
26 recommends - 26

From thought provoking essays on what it means to be Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic in Britain in this age of Brexit and Trump to mass market dystopian sci-fi, via poignant theatre, check out what ... See more

As the nights draw in, why not brighten up an evening with a trip to the theatre, or curl up with a good book? Your fellow 26-ers recommend their favourites this month. Beginning, National Theatre ... See more

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Latest 26 images

Image by Tony Linkson
Found on the island of Giglio, Italy by Chris Bird.
26 Screenshot by Lara Muth
I live at number 26, and this is my bin!  Rebecca Thomas
Captured in Venice by Elen Lewis
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Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Spotted by Marin Lee at the Serpentine in Hyde Park
Spotted in Copenhagen by Helen MacKinven.
Spotted on the airfield of Tivat airport in Montenegro by Martin Lee
I took this picture in a fabulous vegan and raw food restaurant in Turin - Ezri Carlebach
Spotted in Capri by Laura Hunter
Woods near Jouqueviel, Midi-Pyrenees, 10 minutes after I had told my walking group about 26. They gave me a funny look. By David Mathews
Image by Ed Pritchard
Image by Lydia Thornley in Krakow
Spotted in Belfast by Jonathan Holt
From Christmas travels in Krakow by Lydia Thornley
Night time lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley
Daytime lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley
26 Venice Street, Mornington, Australia by Aimee Chalmers
Spotted near Lavigny, Switzerland. Image by Linda Cracknell.