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REF-based distribution of £1.6bn research pot results in some big changes

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John Morgan examines the progress of a vision of parity between pedagogy and research

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Campaigners secure a deadline in their fight to acquire a £1.47m branch campus

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Tolerance of dishonesty high in system where one in seven cheats in exams

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The Palestinian academy: pressing concerns and future prospects

Matthew Reisz examines how scholars in the region cope with constraints as they continue to hope for a possible future independent state

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God in the quad Subscription


A Poppleton don who is well known for his militant atheism has spoken warmly of the Virgin Mary

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‘Curing Queers’: Mental Nurses and Their Patients, 1935-74, by Tommy Dickinson Subscription

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A study of sexual injustice rejects the enormous condescension of posterity, argues Chris Waters

Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way, by Hasia R. Diner Subscription

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Pioneering ‘travelling salesmen’ brought more than just their wares to the US, says Marni Davis

Women After All: Sex, Evolution, and the End of Male Supremacy, by Melvin Konner Subscription

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In the dying days of Neolithic patriarchy we must look to our Palaeolithic past, says Camilla Power

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Regulation is meant to keep the banks in check but is it the best solution? asks Victoria Bateman

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REF 2014 results: table of excellence Subscription

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Some post-92s gain, but traditional research powers dominate 2014 research excellence framework rankings

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