As concerns rise about mainstream universities’ affordability, social impact and working cultures, the UK’s Labour Party is mulling the idea of fostering cooperative, comprehensive universities. John Morgan travels to Manchester and Preston to examine some experiments that could point the way 

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A decade dominated first by austerity and then by Brexit has brought UK higher education to a tipping point as the election looms

The former Sussex vice-chancellor on coming late to reading, his long fascination with India and different interpretations of the colonial era 

The former Sussex vice-chancellor on coming late to reading, his long fascination with India and different interpretations of the colonial era 

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