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THE Interviews

No regrets, says outgoing EPSRC chief David Delpy Subscription

17 April 2014 | By

‘Thick skin’ helped research council boss take the flak for controversial shaping capability measures

Mary Midgley: more than a sum of parts Subscription

3 April 2014 | By

Exasperated by a profusion of loose thinking, the philosopher tackles the assertion that the self is only a manifestation of the physical body

'Self-censorship' in discussion of multiculturalism, says London's deputy mayor Subscription

20 March 2014 | By

Munira Mirza lauds universities’ role in improving all levels of education in the capital but decries ‘coercive consensus’

John Carey: the constant reader Subscription

13 March 2014 | By

Despite the snobbery of Oxford, a young literary scholar found the liberty to know and speak his mind

PeerJ's $99 open access model one year on Subscription

13 March 2014 | By

Will a low-cost, user-friendly open access journal steal the traditional publishers’ lunch?

Malcolm McVicar on human rights, buffer zones and 'girlie bars' Subscription

13 February 2014 | By

Uclan group chief executive officer discusses how the university’s planned campus in Sri Lanka can be a force for good

A first-person history of mental illness Subscription

6 February 2014 | By

Barbara Taylor’s account of the asylum system is woven into a memoir of breakdown and recovery aided by a ‘safe haven’, analysis and friendship

Ivor Crewe on why Whitehall blows it again and again Subscription

2 January 2014 | By

New head of Academy of Social Sciences probed government mistakes and found no shortage of data

St Benet’s: fellowship of the ecumenical table Subscription

12 December 2013 | By

Matthew Reisz talks to the master of Oxford hall and ‘place of inter-religious encounter’

College of Fashion and Design’s ‘slimmed down’ academic model Subscription

5 December 2013 | By

Condé Nast courses are cut to fit students’ needs, says vice-principal

Michael Ignatieff wins votes for honesty Subscription

14 November 2013 | By

Losing on the political stage has prompted public intellectual to change how he teaches

Lynne Segal on the politics, pains and pleasures of ageing Subscription

31 October 2013 | By

Time is a harsh mistress but there’s much to look forward to, says the doyenne of the Left

Interview: Sir Christopher Snowden Subscription

31 October 2013 | By

The UUK president discusses fees and funding reforms

Roger Brown: mandarin, v-c, quality chief, ‘nuisance’ Subscription

3 October 2013 | By

The insider’s outsider reflects a career at the heart of the higher education sector

Outgoing vice-provost Michael Worton on 33 years at UCL Subscription

26 September 2013 | By

Scholar reflects on risks, regrets, the value of teaching and facing the global future

Universities should be able to individualise their lecturer training programmes, says HEA head Subscription

12 September 2013 | By

Higher Education Academy chief executive Stephanie Marshall explains her plans for institutions to have autonomy over staff CPD

Robert Zemsky’s solution for US problems Subscription

29 August 2013 | By

Plan to make higher education sustainable requires a simultaneous attack on three big problems, says expert

What’s God got to do with evolution? Subscription

8 August 2013 | By

Sarah Coakley, Cambridge professor of divinity, discusses how theology throws light on evolution, gender and other issues

Interview: Sir John Beddington Subscription

1 August 2013 | By

The former chief scientific adviser is relishing his new advisory role at the Oxford Martin School, tackling global challenges

Globetrotting scholars film a ‘silent revolution’ in learning Subscription

25 July 2013 | By

Young academics quit their day jobs to document alternative higher education projects around the world

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