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Book of the week: Mary Evans praises a life’s work addressing the inherent gender inequalities in the legal system

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

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Luna C. M. Centifanti on the problems surrounding research practices in psychology and how they can be corrected

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Steven Rose on an eloquent explanation of the rapid mechanisms of human cognitive evolution

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Jonathan Mirsky on a complex history of a country struggling to regain control of itself

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The need to accommodate foreign students undermines domestic practices, says Lincoln Allison, spying parallels between UK universities and global sports bodies such as Fifa