26 novembre 2017

West Country witchcraft and the hanged women of urban Exeter

The Guardian homeIn 2014 hundreds of modern witches converged on the city, demanding a retrospective pardon for three elderly women hanged in 1682, Temperance Lloyd, Susannah Edwards and Mary Trembles, who were followed in 1685 by Alice Molland, whose execution was believed to be the last of its kind although the law was not changed until 1735. More...

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Chandeliers, cinema and 24/7 gym – student digs at up to £19k a year

The Guardian homeFancy apartment blocks are springing up in university cities. How much do the lucky student tenants mingle with their peers. More...

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Warning my students about a lecture on assault does not make them snowflakes

The Guardian homeThe ‘Shakespeare for snowflakes at Cambridge University’ story was depressingly inaccurate. I simply flagged discussion of sexual abuse that could be traumatic for victims. More...

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Oxford academic claims Trump protest led to 'excommunication'

The Guardian homeThe University of Oxford is to look into claims that it tried to “excommunicate” a leading politics academic after he resigned over a key patron’s support for Donald Trump’s inauguration. More...

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2VCs on ... how do we stop part-time numbers dropping further?

The Guardian homeThe number of part-time learners has halved since 2010. How can the government and universities persuade more of them to enrol on courses. More...

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Oxbridge may be unfixable. Perhaps it should be abolished

The Guardian homeThe entrenchment of privilege is woven into the fabric of Oxford and Cambridge. Only by stopping them admitting undergraduates can we counter this. More...

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Talking to my sister about racism: 'People your age seem so much more aware'

The Guardian homeWhen I went to Cambridge six years ago, I overlooked institutional racism. My sister, a current student at Southampton, takes a very different view. We sat down to talk about our different experiences of prejudice at university. More...

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Big tech firms' AI hiring frenzy leads to brain drain at UK universities

The Guardian homeHigh demand at companies such as Google could leave fewer talented scientists to teach next generation, academics fear. More...

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Why university is the place to find your cause

The Guardian homeVolunteering or campaigning alongside your degree gives you the chance to make a difference, develop new skills and bolster your CV. More...

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Can living abroad close the attainment gap for BAME students?

The Guardian homeA new campaign aims to get universities to double the proportion of students on overseas placement, and to increase the diversity of those who go abroad. More...

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