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London academics criticise ‘oppressive’ treatment of student protesters

University of London staff speak out against security guards’ ‘heavy-handed’ tacticsAcademics have condemned the “oppressive” treatment of student protesters after the university hired private security staff who forcibly evicted a group that were peace…

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Police investigate leak of GCSE religious studies exam paper

Exclusive: latest in series of security breaches highlights role of social media in cheatingPolice have been called in to investigate another exam leak after an unknown number of students had advance sight of part of a GCSE religious studies (RS) paper…

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Free speech isn’t under threat. It just suits bigots and boors to suggest so | Martha Gill

Jordan Peterson’s Thinkspot website is the latest attempt to fight ‘censorship’. But are western societies really afraid of open debate?You can’t say anything these days. Free speech is a thing of the past. Young people today can’t cope with reality an…

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Crisis in special educational needs drives parents to court

Number of families appealing against funding decisions surges by 26% as schools and councils struggle to meet cost of provisionA funding shortfall for children with special educational needs has led to a surge in court appeals, as families turn to lega…

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Ethics fly out of the window at Oxford University when big donors come calling | Catherine Bennett

For £150m, can anyone buy naming rights at a great academic institution?What do we know about Stephen Schwarzman, the US financier whose name, following his £150m donation to the University of Oxford, is destined to become synonymous – as the Schwarzma…

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Alice Oswald elected Oxford professor of poetry by huge margin

Oswald will be the first woman to serve in the role, established three centuries agoAlice Oswald has won the race to be Oxford’s latest professor of poetry. She will be the first woman to serve in the position, established more than 300 years ago.Celeb…

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Love Island is a lesson in how language, like, evolves | David Shariatmadari

The contestants’ heavy use of ‘like’ has raised hackles. But they shouldn’t be demonised for itLove Island is not for everyone. You might not appreciate the dating show’s rowdiness; its relentlessness (nearly 50 episodes this season!); its raunch. But …

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Trinity College could face boycott over pension scheme pullout

Fellows at Cambridge college to vote on whether to overturn withdrawal decisionCambridge University’s wealthiest college is facing a crucial vote that could keep it on a collision course with academics and unions over its decision to abandon the nation…

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I had special needs help in school. But the doors that were opened for me are closing | Gerry Hart

Without support, I would have floundered. The squeeze on school funds today means children’s potential is being squanderedAnyone watch the Tory leadership debate on Tuesday night? Miserable spectacle though it might have been, something of wider intere…

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Why must my baby be taught ‘British’ values? | Amelia Granger

I would rather my childminder ignored government advice and concentrated on teaching my seven-month-old son to eat solidsAs a recent migrant to this country, I got a shock when my husband and I looked for a childminder for our baby. The ones we met tol…