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Philip Moriarty is a Professor of Physics and an Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Fellow in the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham. This week is YouTube’s Geek Week so it seems a particularly (in)opportune moment to come clean about some niggling doubts I’ve been having of late about physics education/edutainment on the...
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By Andrew McGettigan Last week, it was announced that the government had conferred the university title on BPP, formerly a ‘university college’ specialising in professional courses in law, accountancy and business. Although presented in the mainstream press as the second UK ‘for-profit’ university, BPP University is a not-for-profit subsidiary of BPP Holdings, which in turn...
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Tamson Pietsch spoke recently at the Guardian’s Future of Higher Education Summit about the importance of universities, and it’s now gone up on their website. You can watch the talk here, or read the text below. “As a panel we were asked to speak about what the sector can do to pull together and communicate the...
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CDBU mourns the loss of founding member, Ronald Dworkin, a brilliant legal philosopher who put human dignity at the centre of his moral system. Read the rest of his obituary in the Guardian, 14 Feb 2013. You can hear the views of Professor Michael Sandel of Harvard and of Professor Leslie Green of Oxford on the Today...
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