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September 26, 2003


How do you collaborate on research topics, deal with a bullying boss, salvage a career or survive a media onslaught? We'll address practical professional problems such as these in our new weekly section, as well as give you all the regular teaching advice


Old boys rule:
female fellows lose out at the British Academy
Alison Richard interview: Cambridge's first female leader
Daniel Pipes on the jihad whitewash
Paramilitary politics: Three histories of the IRA and Sinn Fein
Books focus: Psychology and psychiatry


Ig Nobels Marc Abrahams on the alternative science prizes

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