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Past articles by Matthew:

GCHQ forms first research partnership with UK universities

New partnership with institutions in north-west should drive innovation and even recruitment → Read More

Abdulrazak Gurnah: I wanted to write and be an academic

Nobel literature laureate on his dual career, childhood memories and why decolonising the curriculum is nothing new → Read More

Covid a ‘kick up the backside’ on pedagogical strategy

Academics and estates teams must work together to drive through the linked changes in infrastructure and teaching → Read More

The Trick: can BBC ‘Climategate’ drama reset global warming debate?

Jason Watkins stars in show exploring human costs and political ramifications of hacking of emails from University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit in 2009 → Read More

What are you reading? – October 2021

A look over the shoulders of our scholar-reviewers → Read More

Books interview: George Makari

The professor of psychiatry and author of Of Fear and Strangers discusses learning about America from Twain, the ‘history of xenophobia’ and how to address it → Read More

The ‘lost art’ of mischief-making academic indexes

Evolution of indexes closely tied to development of universities, says author, who outlines how they have been used for centuries to settle scholarly scores → Read More

The Chair: is Netflix show too painful for academics to watch?

Scholars offer a range of views on the popular and much-anticipated Netflix series → Read More

Boris Johnson: UK will do ‘whatever it can’ to host Afghan students

Concerns about the fate of those ‘at particular risk’ from the Taliban lead to apparent reversal of policy → Read More

Swimming club helps scholars fight rising tide of managerialism

Communal leisure activities can have a big impact on campus life, paper argues → Read More

Putting the social back into social media

We need to work against the grain of platforms that incentivise us to behave in unscholarly ways, argues author → Read More

Major gift bankrolls ‘second renaissance’ for Warburg Institute

Ambitious plans should enable research centre to apply its unique insights to ‘contemporary cultural, political and social understanding’ → Read More

Some universities ‘still too evasive’ on slavery ties

Institutions face tough choices and often fierce criticism in trying to make reparation for their tainted origins → Read More

Is the future of history writing in the first person?

With history books increasingly including first-person, ‘confessional’ elements, authors explain why they take this approach, while other historians reflect on the dangers → Read More

Books interview: Mark Jackson

The professor of the history of medicine and author of Broken Dreams on teenage angst, exploring medical pasts and getting to the heart of midlife crises → Read More

‘Continued urgent need’ to support displaced academics

Inspiring stories from alumni of the Scholar Rescue Fund reveal how they have enriched both host and home academic communities → Read More

Nobel laureates share the secrets of their success

Winners describe how gossip and gaudy colours, as well as a desire to relieve suffering, spurred their research → Read More

Morton Schapiro: campuses must address their own fundamentalism

Book sets out to challenge the simplistic and divisive thinking to be found in disciplines as diverse as economics and literary studies → Read More

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein on making the ‘disordered cosmos’ add up

‘The first Black woman on the tenure track in theoretical cosmology’ tells Matthew Reisz about her struggles to reconcile a pristine childhood image of science with the reality she confronts by using selective citation to marginalise racist or sexist scientists → Read More

Universities in repressive states ‘hollow copies’

Education institutions are being undermined from within, everywhere from Turkey to Brazil, online conference hears → Read More