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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
Doctoral study can seem like a 24-7 endeavour, but don't ignore these other opportunities, advise Robert MacIntosh and Kevin O'Gorman
How do you defeat Nazis and liars? Focus on the people in earshot, says eminent Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipstadt
Phil Baty sets out why the World University Rankings are here to stay – and why that's a good thing
Warwick vice-chancellor Stuart Croft on why his university reluctantly joined the ‘flawed’ teaching excellence framework
Old Germanic languages are back in vogue, but what value are they to a modern-day graduate? Alice Durrans writes