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Feature: When disaster strikes on campus…

How do universities cope in the aftermath of fires, earthquakes and killing sprees?

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Russia’s universities: rebuilding ‘collapsed stars’ Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

Jack Grove reports from Moscow on bold plans to revive the country’s ailing higher education sector

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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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Francesca Haig: fire forged Subscription

26 February 2015

Since her debut novel sparked a bidding war, the lecturer in creative writing has been writing full-time. But, she tells Emma Rees, she does miss teaching


Macbeth, Lost Theatre, London Subscription

19 February 2015

Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy is actor-centred and is often best presented stripped of all distractions, says Peter J. Smith

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Lives and loves of geniuses Subscription

12 February 2015

Recent films fail to recognise the support women give to famous male artists or scientists, says Mary Evans

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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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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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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