In this autumn edition there is lots to read but the first section is dedicated to the new academic year. In July, the school summer holidays always used to appear as an infinite expanse stretching before us. They seemed an endless procession of long, hazy days providing mind-boggling opportunities for fun. Then, all of a sudden, your mum would be taking you to the shops to ‘get ready for school’. School? What is this strange thing you speak of, Mum? But, sure enough, there it was and September packed you off on the bus or Tube towards the familiar, unknown territories of a new term. Good luck for the year ahead.