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Are you an idealist or a pragmatist? In his latest book, Self and Soul, Edmundson aims to provide fresh insights into how we might choose to live our lives
As he turns 80, the writer discusses the ‘golden age’ of universities and the (imagined) sexual indiscretions of academics
The literary theorist talks about his 50-year career, the importance of low-minded virtues and the double act of Christianity and communism
THE speaks to former UUK president, Sir Steve Smith, four years on from the tuition fee protests
In his new book, Scott Herring aims to ‘depathologise’ hoarding. He talks to Matthew Reisz
A postcolonial scholar began a troubling quest after learning about his father’s role in counterinsurgency in India
Exasperated by a profusion of loose thinking, the philosopher tackles the assertion that the self is only a manifestation of the physical body
Despite the snobbery of Oxford, a young literary scholar found the liberty to know and speak his mind
Historian Barbara Taylor’s account of the asylum system is woven into a memoir of breakdown and recovery aided by a ‘safe haven’, analysis and friendship
Time is a harsh mistress but there’s much to look forward to, says the doyenne of the Left
Charity says Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford is ‘naive’ to hire out its premises for event
Working with other academics can be tricky so follow some key rules, say Kevin O'Gorman and Robert MacIntosh
From Australia to Singapore, David Matthews and John Elmes weigh the pros and cons of likely destinations
Cramming study into the shortest possible time will impoverish the student experience and drive an even greater wedge between research-enabled permanent staff and the growing underclass of flexible teaching staff, says Tom Cutterham