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Tony Mann follows a scholar’s journey to get to the root of a game-changing mathematician

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Robert A. Segal on an overview of religion in the Roman Empire that emphasises the similarities between three belief systems

Devon landscape

A corner of England makes its mark on those who leave foot, paw and hoof prints, writes Philip Hoare

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Tara Brabazon on an argument that the doctorate is undergoing change

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Two academics explain how to beat some of the typical anxieties associated with a doctoral degree

Felipe Fernández-Armesto takes issue with a claim that the EU has been playing the sovereignty card in Brexit negotiations

Female professor

New data show proportion of professors who are women has declined at some institutions

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Robert MacIntosh and Kevin O’Gorman explain how to negotiate your annual performance and development review

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UCU attacks plans to cut 171 posts, but university denies Brexit 'the reason'