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Blog: Battle for the Warburg

With a court judgment imminent, Chris Cobb reflects on the legal tussle over the future of the institute

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The ‘Yes’ vote of the heart was trumped by unanswered concerns about currency, pensions and university research, writes Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

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Concerns about the effectiveness of an immigration working group, this week’s THE books section, the increasing monitoring of scholars’ work and Arizona State University president Michael Crow are all discussed in this week’s issue review

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Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman’s article and the event to which it draws attention are important contributions to the project of “decolonising” an academy that too often opts for whitewashing and erasure of its problematic historical past…

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