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August 13, 2004

GOLD RUSH
Will sport scientists help Britain's Olympic swimmers to bring back gold?

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  • A glass act: Brian O'Callaghan looks at two histories of stained glass
  • Edward Hopper: Stephen Farthing reviews the Tate Modern exhibition and catalogue
  • Admissions uncovered: the missing A-grade students

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My generation: is there a growing gap between postgraduates and their academic mentors?

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