10 of the most unusual university courses in the UK

Lectures in solid-state chemistry may well be some students’ idea of a thrilling ride, but surely you’d be less likely to skip the early morning lecture if there was a chance it could involve cake, ghost stories or comedy?

The university where you can get a BA-level degree for free

The fees, the teaching quality, the syllabus and the aims: all are barriers to higher education for some people. But not any more, says Kashmira Gander. You don’t pay a penny at some “universities”, and come out with just as many benefits

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The battle for the soul of Hastings

How should we think of this faded coastal town - and all the others like it? There's room for all sorts beside the seaside, discovers Hastings newcomer Tom Blass