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August 20, 2004

AND NOW FOR YOUR NEXT BUREAUCRATIC BURDEN...
Full economic costs of research. What will it mean for you?

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Universe all summed up: David Hughes reviews Roger Penrose's The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe . Allyson Pollock on why Labour's policy on public services will dismantle the welfare state.

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Regional agenda: how universities are collaborating.
Being British: as the debate on ID cards hots up we look at what it means to be British.

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