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THE Features archive

Will ever more gowns blight towns? Subscription

24 July 2014 | By ,

Uncapped student numbers will test the relationship between universities and their local communities

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Super-scholar Subscription

24 July 2014 | By

Scholarly superheroes and campus life often feature in comics, but do they capture the real-life dramas of academia?

Summer reads, 2014 Subscription

17 July 2014

Scholars and senior sector figures on two books they plan to devour on holiday: a new must-read and a classic worthy of revisiting

Young universities’ secrets of success Subscription

17 July 2014 | By

Five youthful institutions that have jettisoned tired thinking are blazing their own paths ahead

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

Toughest teaching challenges Subscription

10 July 2014

We asked scholars about the topics they find hardest to teach

Paul de Man: the fall and the fallout Subscription

10 July 2014

Is it time to stop picking over the scandals of Paul de Man’s life and focus on his critical work? asks Martin McQuillan

Life after life: academic legacies Subscription

3 July 2014 | By

What happens to scholars’ papers and unfinished works when they die? Matthew Reisz on the guardian’s dilemma

Four things to know about venture capital-funded spin-offs Subscription

3 July 2014

A $1 billion buyout of a UK biotech firm netted founder David S. Latchman just $709. He offers advice on seeking investors

Working abroad: is the grass greener? Subscription

26 June 2014

Six academics share their experiences of university life overseas

Collective memory and the First World War Subscription

26 June 2014

A. W. Purdue on the battles among academics over the conflict’s place in history

Laurie Taylor on the endangered art of ethnography Subscription

19 June 2014 | By ,

The power of immersive research, and what it is like to be an academic who spends months at sea

Cast adrift: an adventure in academic editing Subscription

19 June 2014

David Mould on fine-tuning the work of a global group of novice researchers

What might independence mean for Scotland's universities? Subscription

12 June 2014 | By

Whatever the result of the referendum, the impact on Scottish higher education will be considerable

Richard J. Evans on a most unusual college Subscription

12 June 2014

The provost-elect of Gresham College examines the institution’s long and surprising history

Place-hacker Bradley Garrett: research at the edge of the law Subscription

5 June 2014

Bradley Garrett, whose fieldwork was seized and used in court against the urban explorers he studied, says researchers need clear support

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