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Early photographers wanted their Indians to be happy noble savages and often provided the props - head-dresses and war paint that had not been used in years. A haunting new exhibition redresses the balance by presenting these iconic images as never before

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Debate: Boarding schools are the stuff that cliches are made of. Perhaps it's time to revise our opinions...

This week the royal family have shown their preference for boarding schools over the local comprehensive. But should the motherless Prince Harry be packed off to Eton College, and be subject to its arcane codes of behaviour? Or will he benefit from the rousing company of his peers and the constant support of trained and caring teachers?

Boarding schools top exam league

BOARDING HELPS pupils achieve academic success, according to the head of the school that tops this year's independent school A-level league table.

Can heterosexuality be as tedious as our clergy and politicians believe?

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Stop blubbing, Branson

Caning is worse than low-grade sexual abuse

Living in the sin bin

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Mother fights axing of assisted school place

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Social divide grows for private pupils

INDEPENDENT schools are becoming more socially exclusive, says a research report published yesterday.

Mixing it up at finishing school

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They go with the job

Flic Everett investigates the world of 'trailing spouses': the women (it's hardly ever men) who give up everything to follow their husbands overseas

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All jolly nice, and no spice

Bunty's boarding schools and jolly good sports could teach today's girls a thing or two, says Hester Lacey

Resolutions: How I learnt to move on by going backwards

Rachel Cusk felt trapped by the interminable misery of boarding school, even after she left. But then she learned how to play a trick on time ...

Saturday Story: The modern Huckleberry Finns: young runaways are fleeing school, parents and boredom. Not all come back

We should not be too surprised when kids do a bunk, and head for the bright lights. After all, children's literature is full of such adventure, tales of those setting off heroically with their spotted handkerchiefs on the end of a stick. Think of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn hiding out on Jackson's Island to escape Injun Joe and the nagging of Aunt Polly. Oliver Twist ran away to escape life as an undertaker's apprenticeship and nights spent sleeping in a coffin.
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Ashes 2015: Test series looks a lost cause for England... whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket

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