Female gamer

A sexist industry that misunderstands half of its audience disappoints Esther MacCallum-Stewart

Old records

Les Gofton enjoys an excellent study of how record sleeve artwork shaped consumerist values

Womens golf

A defence of non-academic university leaders fails to make the grade, says Amanda H. Goodall

Artificial intelligence

Manolis Mavrikis enjoys a reasoned appeal to universities to meet the teaching challenges posed by AI

David A. Hollinger

The scholar of American history and author on the works of Pearl S. Buck, John Hersey and others that sparked his interest in the work of US missionaries and the role of religion in the US

Solider in Ukraine

Book of the week: Christopher Hill praises an engaging but limited history of the role of law in achieving peace


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Megaphone debate

Joanna Williams on the rules for classroom confrontations that can build inclusiveness

East Asian students

Aniko Horvath on the disconnect between data and policymaking decisions that allows foreign learners to be framed as the ‘other’


Go with Alice and Bob to visit mysterious objects that also come in white, says Cait MacPhee

Emmy Noether

Marcus Chown praises a study full of humour and enthusiasm that journeys to the far frontier of the known


Rewriting the rules of journalism; pondering ways of thinking; competing with capitalism; marginalised scientists; and a history of jealousy

Books in a pile

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Businessman on a carousel

Book of the week: No longer young, not yet old, the middle-aged academic sees the world askew, says Joe Moran


Rich and strange, detective tales of the 1920s and 1930s are worth unearthing, says Leo Mellor

Tiger in cage at Berlin Zoo

Ulrike Zitzlsperger on an engaging account of the city’s attraction and what it tells us about society and politics

Baby carers

The ‘welfare queen’ myth and business’ power is crushing American families, says Lynne Segal

London skyline

Emma Rees on a study of refugees’ remarkable transnational journeys in our post-Brexit, Trumpian world

Business cow

The business world is plagued by bullshit on an industrial scale, but André Spicer wants to help workers escape from its corrosive effects and rediscover meaning

Pile of books

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