Issue 145: 2018 03 15: Apples and Oranges

15 March 2018 Apples and Oranges Reforming TEF By John Watson Well, I suppose it is an improvement.  That the results obtained by universities under the Teaching Excellence Framework (the “TEF”) should be on a course-by-course basis will introduce more granularity.  Unfortunately, though, it is only granularity along one particular axis. The TEF was introduced… Continue reading Issue 145: 2018 03 15: Apples and Oranges

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Issue 145: 2018 03 15: Back to the Dark Ages

15 March 2018 Back to the Dark Ages Damnatio memoriae. By Neil Tidmarsh Here’s a mystery. Last month I saw an exhibition called “Crossroads” at the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam.  The Allard Pierson is the University of Amsterdam’s archaeology museum.  The exhibition was about Europe in the early middle ages, about the peoples, journeys,… Continue reading Issue 145: 2018 03 15: Back to the Dark Ages

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Issue 145: 2018 03 15: Perfidious Albion

15 March 2018 Perfidious Albion Continentals in ditch. By Chin Chin “Bonjour, mon Cousin.” “Bonjour, mon vieux croissant,” then kissing noises as ‘la bise’ is delivered over the receiver.  No, no, not a French kiss in that sense, telephone receivers taste disgusting anyway, but the formal double kiss exchanged between French males of the same… Continue reading Issue 145: 2018 03 15: Perfidious Albion

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Issue 145: 2018 03 15: Crossword

15 March 2018 Crossword by Boffles We’ll to the river Click for this Week’s interactive online crossword   Click for a printable version of this Week’s crossword   Click for the solution to last week’s crossword, Plain Vanilla 30.   Share this using…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemail

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