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The official weekly newsletter of the University of Poppleton. Finem respice!
Underwater basket-weaving? Zombies in Popular Media? Perhaps we shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss so-called useless or absurd courses, says Glen Wright
Lazy days? Not likely. In between reading, visiting the archives and doing fieldwork, you’ll barely have time to think
Emma Rees shares her holiday diary from the dunes
While Laurie Taylor is away, guest holiday columnist Christopher Bigsby offers a tragic tale of an errant email, a Classics professor and a vengeful vice-chancellor
With degrees now necessary for entry into more jobs than ever before, John Morgan considers the economic arguments for expanding higher education
John Morgan looks at how an old argument may become pressing in future funding debates
Billy Hunter responds as publishers seek the removal of millions of papers from ResearchGate
Instead of spending time competing for competitive funding, academics should be given a lump sum, paper suggests
Academic social network accused of infringing copyright on a massive scale