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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
A right-wing philosopher in Texas tells John Gill how a minority of students can shut down debates and intimidate lecturers – and why he backs Trump
From personalising tuition to performance management, the use of data is increasingly driving how institutions operate
Researchers say students who use computers score half a grade lower than those who write notes
As the country succeeds in attracting even more students from overseas, a mixture of demographics, ‘soft power’ concerns and local politics help explain its policy