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Check out writings from our CEO, John Mason

John had his first work published in the 1960's and continues to be very active writing books, magazine articles, newsletters and blogs (including this one).

He has had over 50 printed books and more than 80 eBooks published; has been editor for four different magazines; and today owns and operates a business that runs distance education colleges and publishing businesses in both Australia and the UK.

This blog presents extracts from work he has written both alone, and in collaboration with his staff; both old and new; and musings about what is happening in his world today.

New statistics from NHS Digital reveal current trends in smoking and drinking amongst school age children. There are some encouraging signs, although e-cigarettes pose an increasing problem.
 

Plant Passports

By ACS Bookshop UK on August 12, 2019 in Horticulture / Gardening | comments
What is a Plant Passport? BREXIT and the movement of plants in the EU.
 

Sensory Gardens

By ACS Bookshop UK on August 12, 2019 in Horticulture / Gardening | comments
Gardens stimulate many of our senses  - sights, sounds, touch, taste(!), smell. They can also stimulate our memories ...
 
As another private college goes bust in the UK, the lecturers union blame the “marketisation of education” and warned that funding is a free for all amongst private providers. However, ACS Distance Education Principal, John Mason, warns that the problems in education are far more complex than that.
 
Driving a car can be full of distractions and tiring. Although driver aid systems are there to improve safety and reduce the drain on the driver of the vehicle, in this digital age with texts, emails, phonecalls, sat nav, let alone other information systems, there is a danger that the driver is having to cope with an overload of information and displays. Here is a clever way of providing a detox from the digital environment.