10 August 2017 Universities In The News Economics and education. By Lynda Goetz Universities seem to have been in the news a good deal in the last week. However, none of the news seems exactly positive. First there were Baroness Deech’s comments urging vice-chancellors to stand up to student demands if free speech is to… Continue reading Issue 117: 2017 08 10: Universities In The News (Lynda Goetz)
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Issue 95: 2017 03 09: Oxford (Chin Chin)
09 March 2017 Oxford – An Education For The Feeble Minded? Safe spaces scores should sort the sheep from the goats. By Chin Chin We all like reading about witchcraft and that is one of the main reasons why, when I saw that Michael Gove’s article Silencing dissent will blight our universities in Friday’s The Times… Continue reading Issue 95: 2017 03 09: Oxford (Chin Chin)
Issue82:2016 12 01:The Philosophy of the selfish (Tim Marshall)
1 December 2016 The Philosophy of the Selfish When everyone else is wrong by Tim Marshall Is there a connection between the introduction of “safe spaces” on university campuses, the riots in US cities by those who oppose Donald Trump and the legal action taken by Gina Miller and others in the High Court in… Continue reading Issue82:2016 12 01:The Philosophy of the selfish (Tim Marshall)
Issue 35: 2016 01 07: Bums in the Butter (John Watson)
07 January 2016 Bums in the Butter Conflicts of interest go beyond commerce. By John Watson The lull following the New Year gives time for thought, and rather than wasting it on the minutiae which normally concern us (will the public go for Brexit? Which shadow minister will be sacked next? Who will win Big… Continue reading Issue 35: 2016 01 07: Bums in the Butter (John Watson)
Issue 34: 2015 12 24: Students or Vice Chancellors a Threat to Democracy?
24 December 2015 Students or Vice Chancellors a Threat to Democracy? Who is responsible for the lack of debate in universities? by Lynda Goetz It is quite possible that enough has been said and written about Oriel College’s reaction to student demands to remove the statue of Sir Cecil Rhodes (1852-1902), but since it ties… Continue reading Issue 34: 2015 12 24: Students or Vice Chancellors a Threat to Democracy?