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AT HEART "Cub" Alport was a Tory romantic (though he would dispute the use of the last word) of a particular school. Although he was the most genial of men, he was fixed in his opinions about the equality of people - and rigorous in his judgement that the proper business of British government in the dying stages of empire was to ensure the progress of colonies, and, especially African colonies, to democracy and majority rule. He had a certain unfortunate hauteur which did not help him in his relations with white settlers in what was, at the major period of his political career, Rhodesia.

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Sir: For too long now, the politicians of the United Kingdom have been distracted by events in Northern Ireland.

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Tories told to be like Asda

THE Conservatives have spurned the focus groups and spin doctors of New Labour, choosing instead to rely on the carefully targeted marketing strategies of businesses like the Asda supermarket chain.

Obituary: Sir James Tait

JAMES TAIT was one of that doughty breed of Scottish engineers renowned both for their technical accomplishments and for their role in the development of engineering education. In 1966 he was the first Vice- Chancellor of the City University, London, and can be said to have created that university through his vision, determination and ability.

Education: London Courses - Balance study and security - and boost your career

Universities across the capital offer units that can be tailored to fit your financial circumstances, says Maureen O'Connor

Help desk: `I deserve a pay rise but I don't know how to approach my boss'

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Education: The casual approach to teaching in our universities

A growing army of casual workers - hourly paid or on short-term contracts - is keeping British universities ticking over. Higher education is thought to be one of the largest employers of freelance staff in the United Kingdom. These workers are teaching students as well as conducting research. But, asks Lucy Hodges, is the trend affecting the quality of higher education today?

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