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Will ever more gowns blight towns?

Uncapped student numbers will test the relationship between universities and their local communities

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The Israeli academy: unity amid divisions Subscription

17 July 2014 | By

Matthew Reisz reports on Anglo-Israeli scientific collaborations against the backdrop of a campaign for a boycott

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Boards of investigation: on surfing and learning Subscription

27 March 2014 | By

The academic who says riding the waves can boost cross-cultural communication and sustainable tourism

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Bart Moore-Gilbert: the truth about my father

A postcolonial scholar began a troubling quest after learning about his father’s role in counterinsurgency in India

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Beware ‘brain-based learning’ Subscription

12 December 2013

Enthusiasm for ‘neuroeducation’ risks blinding people to its potentially limited efficacy, argues Steven Rose

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Joe, directed by David Gordon Green Subscription

24 July 2014

Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan stand out in a compelling tale of torment and redemption, says Duncan Wu

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Mad, bad and dangerous to know: TV’s anti-heroes Subscription

17 July 2014

From Walter White to Dexter Morgan, what lies behind our fascination with imperfect heroes? asks Murray Smith

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Liverpool Biennial 2014 Subscription

10 July 2014 | By

There’s much to enjoy at this year’s arts events, says Matthew Reisz, even if its central theme is a bit tenuous

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The Valley of Astonishment, Young Vic, London Subscription

19 June 2014 | By

Peter Brook’s play about synaesthesia delights Matthew Reisz with its blend of philosophical themes and Shakespearean comedy

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To cut a long story short Subscription

20 March 2014

The new MMU Novella Award will champion a form that continues to defy definition but which, says Robert Graham, prose fiction writers love


Etty Hillesum: an intellectual woman ahead of her time Subscription

27 February 2014

Mary Evans on the insights into persecution, knowledge and sexuality of a Dutch Jewish writer killed in Auschwitz