Obituary: Leonie Kramer, 1924-2016

High-profile literary critic once described as “Australia’s most distinguished woman” was the first female chancellor of the University of Sydney

Vernon Hill, Metro Bank, City University, Cass Business School

We talk to the US banking mogul about entrepreneurialism, carving a niche in British banking and contrarianism

Obituary: Anthony Clifford, 1938-2016

A leading researcher in the use of supercritical fluids and superheated water in industry, who founded one of the University of Leeds' first spin-out companies, has died

Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post

The founder of The Huffington Post tells us how much sleep deprivation impacts on students’ well-being and how it could account for Donald Trump’s idiosyncratic election campaign

Christina Murray, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law

We talk about helping shape a country’s direction and the rise of managerialism in HE with the Bingham Centre’s new director

Obituary: Walter Jackson Freeman III, 1927-2016

A neuroscientist and philosopher who offered many sharp insights into how our brains generate perceptions of the world has died

Obituary: Stan Gregory, 1926-2016

A geographer who radically reformed the discipline has died

Clare Summerskill

We talk LGBT awareness, verbatim theatre and imaginary friends with the performer turned doctoral student

Obituary: Patrick O’Donnell, 1947-2016

A ‘legendary’ lecturer in psychology has died

Lord William Waldegrave, University of Reading

The former Cabinet minister on listening to jazz pianist Art Tatum, ambitions to be Stirling Moss, and how we shouldn’t view all politicians as crooks

Obituary: Howard Shugart, 1931-2016

A leading physics educator has died

Alan Finnegan, University of Chester

We talk tours of duty, support for veterans and the travails of following Aston Villa with Chester’s new nursing professor

Obituary: John Urry, 1946-2016

A highly influential and wide-ranging sociologist has died

Paul McGinley, London Business School Leadership Institute

We talk to the professional golfer about leadership and the possibility of swapping golf clubs for research after retirement

Obituary: Chris McGuigan, 1958-2016

A skilful and charismatic ‘drug hunter’ has died

Tanya Krzywinska, Falmouth University

We talk to the digital games professor about the perception of games in the academy

Obituary: Ray Millward, 1917-2016

A leading authority on the British landscape has died

Mark Beaumont, University of Dundee

We talk to the long-distance cyclist and documentary-maker about swapping pedals for academic robes

Luke Beardon, Sheffield Hallam University

We talk to the Sheffield Hallam autism expert about societal prejudices, the focus on research impact and a rugby career curtailed

Obituary: Doreen Massey, 1944-2016

One of the leading radical geographers of her generation has died

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