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Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure, by Cédric Villani Subscription

26 February 2015

The lows and highs of a ‘rock star’ scholar cracking an impossible problem enthral Noel-Ann Bradshaw

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Robert Eaglestone, Liz Gloyn, Sandra Leaton Gray, Dennis Hayes and Janet Sayers... Subscription

26 February 2015

…on Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future; The Manzoni Family; Rose Heilbron: The Story of England’s First Woman Queen’s Counsel and Judge; Versions of Academic Freedom: From Professionalism to Revolution; and Art and Analysis

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Speech Matters: On Lying, Morality, and the Law, by Seana Valentine Shiffrin Subscription

To ensure freedom and public trust, institutions must prioritise veracity, says Andrew Hadfield

Nightwalking: A Nocturnal History of London, by Matthew Beaumont Subscription

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Ritual, Performance, and Politics in the Ancient Near East, by Lauren Ristvet Subscription

Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones on the drama that formed and maintained Near Eastern civilisations

Locus of Authority: The Evolution of Faculty Roles in the Governance of Higher Education, by William G. Bowen and Eugene M. Tobin Subscription

Ferdinand von Prondzynski ponders an exploration of how universities should be led and by whom

The Devil Wins: A History of Lying from the Garden of Eden to the Enlightenment, by Dallas G. Denery II Subscription

Biancamaria Fontana finds out how the telling of fibs went from being a sin to a social skill

The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time: A Proposal in Natural Philosophy, by Roberto Mangabeira Unger and Lee Smolin Subscription

The authors’ case for a cosmology in crisis is infinitely plausible, finds Jon Turney

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To Explain The World: The Discovery of Modern Science, by Steven Weinberg

A history of the steps humans took to explain how and why things work delights Cait MacPhee

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