Air cadets learn formation flying, 1942

University’s v-c and deputy also raise concerns about teaching excellence framework’s timescale, choice of metrics and impact overseas

Shakespeare and Plato fist-fighting in field

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

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Even centuries ago, student misconduct and violence vexed townspeople and authorities. The behaviour, says one scholar, highlights negative stereotypes and socio-political tensions

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Mick Fuller discusses the changes he’s seen to postgraduate funding as UKCGE chair

Writer and scholar Atef Abu Saif tells John Elmes how life goes on despite death from above

The university’s principal on capturing a landmark building, a rebranding volte-face, and the capital’s ‘fizz’

The literary theorist talks about his 50-year career, the importance of low-minded virtues and the double act of Christianity and communism

Shunmay Yeung of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine describes her part in fighting the viral outbreak in Sierra Leone

From election monitoring to military tips, Matthew Reisz meets the man who uses systems thinking as a force for good

Iran shaped the career of Annabelle Sreberny, professor of global media and communications at Soas, but doing research there remains difficult

Despite scaling back, the organisation has much to offer universities seeking to improve the student experience, says Don Nutbeam

New universities minister delighted at rising student numbers and prepares to tackle postgraduate funding

First female president of the Royal Academy of Engineers hopes to change UK’s ‘sniffiness’ about applied research

Sociologist’s and media scholar’s work on TV interview series furnished raw material for a study of the limelight and those in it

Departing vice-chancellor’s 15 years on the job helped to cement a Midlands university’s reputation

The bookseller is taking on upstart competitors at their own game, says its digital director

A postcolonial scholar began a troubling quest after learning about his father’s role in counterinsurgency in India

‘Thick skin’ helped research council boss take the flak for controversial shaping capability measures

Exasperated by a profusion of loose thinking, the philosopher tackles the assertion that the self is only a manifestation of the physical body

Munira Mirza lauds universities’ role in improving all levels of education in the capital but decries ‘coercive consensus’

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