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Question time: THE election panel grill the politicians

Higher education figures interrogate the main parties on subjects from policy mistakes to part-time study

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The Palestinian academy: pressing concerns and future prospects Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

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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The secret lives of child labourers of the Himalayas Subscription

5 February 2015 | By

For 15 months, social geographer Jane Dyson lived in a mountain village with young Indian workers, bonding over ‘mountain ice cream’

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Interview with David Lodge

As he turns 80, the writer discusses the ‘golden age’ of universities and the (imagined) sexual indiscretions of academics

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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 seldom seen world of women without men Subscription

23 April 2015 | By Davina Quinlivan

Films about female kinship and community are rare, precious exceptions to cinema’s enduring focus on groups of men, says Davina Quinlivan

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Perhaps I’ll draw and you complete the story... Subscription

16 April 2015 | By Simon Grennan

Anthony Trollope’s style is characterised by equivocation. How could Simon Grennan replicate this visually in a graphic novel adaptation?


The Jew of Malta, by Christopher Marlowe Subscription

2 April 2015 | By Peter J. Smith

Justin Audibert’s sparkling production showcases the tragedy’s uneasy blend of offence and elation with just a hint of Tarantino, says Peter J. Smith

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Love Bites: Caricatures by James Gillray Subscription

26 March 2015 | By Alexander Massouras

An exhibition of Georgian satirical prints is a timely study of the medium’s enduring power, finds Alexander Massouras

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The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies Subscription

27 November 2014

Roger Michell faced ethical as well as artistic issues in dramatising the vilification of an innocent eccentric questioned over a murder, he tells Richard Howells

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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