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Prince of Wales settles in at Cambridge university – archive, 9 Oct 1967

9 October 1967: The Prince, who is reading archaeology, was greeted by 1,000 sightseers who had gathered outside the Great GateThe arrival of Prince Charles at Cambridge yesterday to start his university career had all the appearances of a welcome give…

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UCL workers to decide on strike action over ‘unjust’ outsourcing

Cleaners, porters and security workers exploited by university, say campaignersHundreds of cleaners, porters and security workers at University College London (UCL) are to be balloted on strike action as part of a campaign to end staff outsourcing.Orga…

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Two-thirds of UK universities bring in sexual consent training – report

Universities UK welcomes findings but says more work needed to prevent racial harassment Universities in the UK have made progress in dealing with sexual harassment on campus, with nearly two-thirds introducing consent training for students, according …

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How I found my vocation: ‘As a black, deaf student, I work 10 times harder’

I was told I wouldn’t be able to go to university, but I used that frustration to fuel my studies I feel like I’ve got two identities: being deaf and being black. It’s a double struggle to fit in and I’ve had to work 10 times harder than my classmates….

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October 1920: Women granted full membership of Oxford University

October 1920 saw Oxford University finally grant women full membership and the right to take degrees, also allowing those who had previously taken examinations to return to matriculateThe preamble for a statute providing admission of women to degrees a…

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Top scientists accuse Boris Johnson of ‘behaving like a clown’ over research funding

The prime minister’s Brexit policy is sacrificing the UK’s science reputation – and billions of pounds in EU grantsTwo Nobel laureates and other top scientists are accusing Boris Johnson of destroying Britain’s global reputation by behaving “like a clo…

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UK universities in landmark deal to buy energy direct from windfarms

Twenty institutions including Newcastle and Exeter club together in 10-year deal worth £50mTwenty of the UK’s leading universities have struck a £50m deal to buy renewable energy directly from British windfarms for the first time.The collaborative clea…

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Top universities in US and UK took millions from Sackler family

Owners of Purdue Pharma face lawsuits over opioid epidemicInstitutions in Canada and Israel also received donationsPrestigious universities around the world have accepted at least $60m over the past five years from the family that owns the maker of Oxy…

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The Niceties review – race and revolution explode into campus feud

Finborough theatre, LondonA patriotic history professor clashes with her activist student in a smart play sustained by an early surge of ideasFirst produced in Boston in 2018, Eleanor Burgess’s play sets up a fierce debate that covers race, revolution,…

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Landmarks in law: the case of the dead snail in the ginger beer

In 1932, Mrs Donoghue was shellshocked when she found a mollusc in her drink. The fallout changed consumer law foreverThe classic case of the decomposing snail in the ginger beer is one of the first judgments law students learn about – and one of the f…