Robbins Report on higher education – Fifty years on

By Peter Scott, trustee of CDBU and Professor of Higher Education Studies at the Institute of Education Fifty years ago this autumn the Robbins report on higher education in the United Kingdom was published. It was, and still is, the greatest report on higher...

Shaping higher education fifty years after Robbins

Podcasts of the conference sessions from ‘Shaping higher education fifty years after Robbins’ that took place on 22 October 2013 at LSE, are now online including the conference programme and the speakers’ powerpoint presentations, available here. A podcast and video...

J. M. Coetzee: Universities head for extinction

Novelist and academic JM Coetzee’s foreword to University of Cape Town fellow Professor John Higgins’s new book, taken from the Mail & Guardian Thank you for letting me see your essays on academic freedom in South Africa. The general question you...