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October 17, 2003

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Flesh in the Age of Reason Roy Porter's last book reviewed
Books focus Philosophy and Humanities and Social Sciences Journals
Over here: what overseas students really think of UK universities

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Trevor Phillips
tackles racism in higher education

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