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US law scholar Anita Hill

Book of the week: our distrust of female testimony in all its forms is proof feminism still has far to go, says Laura Frost

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Scholars and senior sector figures reveal their favourite titles – read for work, for pleasure or both – published this year

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Film reel

Timely lessons from the AV club; what’s on Dante’s mind; Europe’s research powerhouse; and stripteases and naked protests

Dead dinosaur

Cait MacPhee on a gallop through the history of the universe, the planets, life on Earth and more

Chinese man by currency exchange board

After years of suppressing the renminbi, China strives for a global currency, says Anna Watson

Victorians listening to gramophone talking book

Hear all about it: René Wolf listens in for chapter and verse on the history and art of the audiobook

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What are you reading? – 12 January 2017

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United Nations peace keeper

Understanding the unwritten rules of graduate study is vital if you want to get the most from your PhD supervision, say Kevin O'Gorman and Robert MacIntosh

David Parkins Christmas illustration (22 December 2016)

A Dickensian tale, set in today’s university

Eleanor Shakespeare illustration (5 January 2017)

Fixing problems in the academic job market by reducing the number of PhDs would homogenise the sector, argues Tom Cutterham

poi, circus

Kate Riegle van West had to battle to bring her circus life and her academic life together

Houses of Parliament, Westminster, government

There really is no need for the Higher Education and Research Bill, says Anne Sheppard