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University financial health check 2014

How are universities faring after the first full year of operating under the £9,000 fees regime?

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Caltech: secrets of the world’s number one university Subscription

6 February 2014 | By

How does a tiny institution create such outsized impact?

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Scientific voyage into mountainous seas Subscription

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Data gathering can be a dangerous business, oceanographer Penny Holliday tells Paul Jump

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Off Piste - Beetlemania

Nicolas Gompel explains how his pet obsession has inspired his investigations into biological diversity

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Memory failure detected Subscription

1 September 2011

A coalition of the willing is battling legal, logistical and technical obstacles to archive the riches of the mercurial World Wide Web for the benefit of future scholars. Zoë Corbyn reports

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British Surrealism Unlocked: Works from the Sherwin Collection Subscription

17 April 2014 | By

A GP’s art collection offers a comprehensive view of an overlooked movement

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The Malcontent, by John Marston Subscription

10 April 2014

By using ‘children’ in adult roles the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse both challenges the audience and returns to original practice

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Variety Acts and Turns of the Early 1930s Subscription

3 April 2014

Music hall constantly adapted to survive, yet the cultural form is often dismissed. Fern Riddell considers our collective memory

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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


Sherlock Holmes: a very British superhero Subscription

2 January 2014

The 21st-century reincarnation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation is our version of Superman, argues Fern Riddell

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