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University life: which works of fiction are most telling?

John Sutherland, Sarah Churchwell and others pick books that capture truths about the sector

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The future of women-only universities Subscription

13 November 2014 | By Jon Marcus

Jon Marcus examines the decline of all-female institutions in the West and their rising popularity in the developing world

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Pumping iron with the female bodybuilders Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Tanya Bunsell’s immersion in the world of weightlifting yielded insights into steroid use and ‘muscle worship’

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Sir Steve Smith: 'One v-c said I’d done moral equivalent of invading Iraq'

THE speaks to the former UUK president, four years on from the tuition fee protests

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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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The Institute of Sexology, Wellcome Collection, London Subscription

20 November 2014

The pioneers who examined human sexual desire took personal risks to uncover the realities of sex, this exhibition shows. Fern Riddell writes

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A Song of Good and Evil, by Philippe Sands Subscription

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A musical lecture explores the links between three men connected by the Nuremberg trials, writes Matthew Reisz

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Treme: the best TV series no one is watching Subscription

6 November 2014

This remarkable ensemble piece exploring the rebuilding in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina deserves a bigger viewership, writes Emma Rees

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Mr. Turner, directed by Mike Leigh Subscription

30 October 2014

Philip Kemp on a cinematic portrait of an artist that does justice to the man and his work

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Object lessons: 100 examples of the stuff history was made on Subscription

23 October 2014

Rebecca Onion on the pros and cons of scholarship as listicle


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