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Uncontrolled expansion: how private colleges grew

Andrew McGettigan visits one institution, using it as a case study to explore concerns about the coalition’s policies

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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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Pumping iron with the female bodybuilders Subscription

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

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Interview: Hoarder or collector?

In his new book, Scott Herring aims to ‘depathologise’ hoarding. He talks to Matthew Reisz

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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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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


Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010 at Tate Modern, London Subscription

9 October 2014

The German artist critiqued Western ideals with humour and a sharp eye for their subjective nature, says Eliane Glaser

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Stage whispers: Joan Littlewood Subscription

21 August 2014

When Liz Schafer interviewed the Oh! What A Lovely War director, she was bowled over by her passionate and indiscreet insights into her life in theatre

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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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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