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A golden age?

Was there a lost Golden Age for science? I am grateful to Ursula Martin for directing my attention to a paper by a geographer at Queen Mary, Kerry Holden, entitled “Lamenting the Golden Age: Love, Labour and Loss in the … Continue reading

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Green shoots

From an email from our new Vice-Principal for Research: The main task of the person in my post is obviously to do what they can to foster an environment where the best and most innovative research is encouraged and supported. … Continue reading

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Council for the Defence of British Universities

For decades, UK universities have been bound by increasingly restrictive management practices, loaded with endlessly augmented administrative burdens, and stretched virtually to breaking point. Now, in the two years since the publication of the Browne Review, “a radical reform of … Continue reading

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