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Is free speech at threat in America's universities?

'Free speech' vs 'safe spaces' is a battle that's causing so much division within universities that in the US it has led to the phenomenon of the 'iceberg campus' – where to discuss issues of any sensitivity means doing it in private, below the surface. At what cost, asks Joshi Herrmann?

Wendy Woods: Activist who with her husband, Donald, struggled against

Much of the story of Wendy Woods is bound up with her journalist husband, Donald, and the charismatic leader of South Africa's Black Consciousness Movement, Steve Biko. She was portrayed in the film Cry Freedom, based on her husband's book about Biko's murder, by the Downton Abbey star Penelope Wilton. But during her long exile in Britain, Wendy, who has died of melanoma, devoted her life to fighting apartheid and, later, helping to rebuild her former homeland.

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Does the Female Ennuch still have balls?

It turned society upside down in 1970 and kick-started the women’s movement. But can The Female Eunuch deliver any important life lessons today? First-time reader Alice Jones gives her verdict

Aloud and proud: The new Performance Poetry

Performance poetry conjures up images of po-faced writers declaiming depressing verse. Could a young collective bring some humour to the spoken word? Holly Williams takes a masterclass