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THE Features archive

Today’s intellectuals: too obedient? Subscription

28 August 2014

Fred Inglis on the obligation of academics to speak truth to power

David Blanchflower on degree trends that follow the money Subscription

28 August 2014

The economist urges the UK to study a shift to subjects that lead to highly paid jobs

International and postgrad fee survey, 2014 Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Tuition fees are rising for overseas students. If the cap on undergraduate fees is lifted, will they follow suit?

Pumping iron with the female bodybuilders Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

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

The PhD experience: this far, and no further Subscription

14 August 2014 | By

Five students on how doctoral study changed them and their futures

Scottish independence essay winners Subscription

14 August 2014

The two winning entries in our competition explore the arguments for and against independence and what it might mean for the academy

Work less, do more, live better Subscription

7 August 2014

Reconsider long working hours, says Patience Schell, for leisure is vital for mind, body and productivity

Good science requires better teaching Subscription

7 August 2014

We must change the way we educate students to counter rising scientific misconduct, say Tim Birkhead and Bob Montgomerie

Life after whistleblowing Subscription

31 July 2014 | By

Academics who have made disclosures reflect on the long-term impact on their careers

Oxford to Yemen: from literary scholar to tribal adviser Subscription

31 July 2014 | By

Elisabeth Kendall’s work on jihadist poetry led to tribespeople seeking her expertise

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

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