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August 15, 2003

Is academe ruining your life?
Overwork, stress, maternity and paternity rights - academics lift the lid on the work-life balance

ALSO
Saskia Sassen The globalisation of HE
The end of the world is not yet nigh
Sir Crispin Tickell reviews
Our Final Century by Sir Martin Rees

COMING SOON
Truth be told In the light of the David Kelly inquiry, we look at the differences between academic and political truth
Engage with engagement The Association of Commonwealth Universities conference in Belfast previewed

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