Obituary: Alan Clarke, 1963-2015

A cancer researcher who greatly enriched our understanding of the processes of tumour formation has died

Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon

We talk to the civil rights campaigner about making higher education accessible to all and how the UK has a long way to go to end discrimination

Obituary: Chris Clegg, 1948-2015

One of Britain’s leading organisational psychologists has died

Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze, Durham University

We talk to the French academic and novelist about her ambitions in nuclear physics and REF fatigue

Jackie Hunter, Stratified Medical

We talk to the research council CEO about pharmaceutical drugs modelling and a childhood interest in studying animal remains

Obituary: Bart Moore-Gilbert, 1952-2015

An expert on postcolonial literature turned acclaimed memoirist has died

Obituary: Benedict Anderson, 1936-2015

‘A tremendously important and empathetic scholar’ who transformed our understanding of nationalism has died

Dominique Steiler

We talk to the Princeton research scholar about being a fighter pilot, mindfulness and the existence of little green men

Obituary: Cliff Snaith, 1958-2015

A lecturer in law who played a prominent role in the University and College Union has died.

James Byrne, Edge Hill University

We talk to the poet-academic about the expanding UK presence in international poetry, the value of creative writing courses and the pain of reading online

 Obituary: Richard Ward, 1944-2015

A leading researcher on diseases spread by insects and ways of combating them has died

Professor Sonia Boyce, University of the Arts London

We talk to the artist and academic about black artists’ vital role in Modernism and how to bring this to the attention of the public

Obituary: Mary Bryden, 1953-2015

A leading expert on Samuel Beckett and French 20th-century writing has died.

Sir Peter Sutherland, London School of Economics (LSE)

The former director general of the World Trade Organization talks immigration and inter-university rugby rivalries

Obituary: Alexei Likhtman, 1971-2015

‘One of the leading theoretical physicists of his generation’ has died

Paul Burstow, City University London

We talk to the former coalition government minister about the Liberal Democrats’ tuition fees U-turn and how Westminster can be an isolating work environment

Anna Dominiczak, University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow vice-principal talks about her journey from studying under communism in Poland to the senior leadership team of a UK university

Obituary: Amyan Macfadyen, 1920-2015

One of the leading ecological researchers of his generation has died

Tanni Grey-Thompson, Northumbria University

The multiple Paralympic gold medallist and now university chancellor reveals her excitement about graduation ceremonies and her sleeplessness over Daleks

Obituary: Dwijen Rangnekar, 1965-2015

A prominent academic activist has died

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