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March 16, 2001

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Select committee report on retention; Poverty campaign: students who live at home

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Paranoid parenting creates anxious children, claims sociologist Frank Furedi. But what is the knock-on effect on students?

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Mamoun Hassan reviews a biography of John Ford, who won more Oscars than any director; Focus: psychology and psychiatry

RESEARCH

Spain catches the science park bug; The genetic battle against malaria

TEACHING

Legacy of learndirect - profile of Anne Wright, retiring head of the UfI

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