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The Decline and Fall of the British University

I found this at: Here The email given has bounced so I publishing it without permission. The goal of widening access to education is a noble one and very much in line with the motivations of the post-war British governments. … Continue reading

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Why do academics get involved with policy?

I was reading an article and came across this: Sid Richardson College senior Maddie Camp said she thinks it is important to examine skeptics’ viewpoints to make progress on climate policy. Why is this academic getting involved with policy at … Continue reading

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A view inside the public sector academic mind

For all Tolkein’s good points, he like so many of his generation of public-sector academics shared a hatred of industry. And this is easy to see in his portrayal of “Mordor” above. Compare that to the typical portrayal of the … Continue reading

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