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Bob Dylan, I can take him or leave him. Sorry, but it's true. Oh I get that Bob is a big deal. You can bang on all you like about how he's a peerless songwriter and poet and maverick who changed popular culture for ever, and I will nod sagely in agreement.

Here’s the proof that Britain can make it

The collapse of our industrial economy is a myth. Yvonne Cook investigates

A gentle nudge in the right direction

If we all stop overfilling our kettles and instead boil only the water we need, in a year we will save enough electricity to run the UK’s street lighting for nearly two months. But how can we be persuaded to change our behaviour?

The University debate: There's more than one way to learn

Going up to Oxford taught the novelist Philip Hensher life's possibilities. Going straight into employment gave the entrepreneur Simon Dolan a head start at work. So who had the advantage?

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Open University Business School

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Baroness Carnegy of Lour: Farmer who became a life peer respected by allies and rivals alike in the House of Lords

Between 1982 and 2005 when parliament was in session, every Monday at Edinburgh airport and most Thursdays or Fridays at Heathrow, it was possible that I would bump into Elizabeth Carnegy going to and fro to carry out her duties in the House of Lords to which she had been elevated by her admirer, Margaret Thatcher, in 1982. Duty was what she was about: no life peer or baroness took the Lords more seriously. And in consequence, I was told by Labour peers who did not share many of her views, that though she was very much an archetypal Tory lady, they took her seriously and liked her. And they were right to do so. She was utterly sincere, sensible and forthright in her views, and devoid of political malice.

Endangered award: The science book prize

Business is booming in the sector, so why are its annual awards under threat? Steve Connor reports

Are league tables essential when choosing where to study?

Amid a welter of varied sources of course information, Kate Hilpern looks at how to use indices to your advantage

Gary Slapper: It doesn't sound much, but this is a constitutional watershed

In constitutional struggles, little dramas can have momentous consequences. The curious case of the royal financial memorandum is a headline disguised as a footnote. It is, in effect, a formal farewell to one of the vestiges of monarchical power.

Comment: The Virtual World Conference is the shape of things to come

On 15 September, the Open University, in collaboration with the Serious Games Institute, will host a 24-hour conference. Opening in Hong Kong, the focus will shift to Europe as the eastern evening meets the UK morning, handing over at our sundown for a final eight hours on the US western coast. Despite crossing many time zones during the day, conference chairs and delegates will meet at a single location, and never have to leave the comfort of their own armchairs.

Professor Edwin Morgan: Writer celebrated as one of the finest Scottish poets of the 20th century

When the Sixties started Edwin Morgan was already 40. No one could have predicted that by the end of the decade he would be establishing himself as one of the most widely read contemporary poets in English, still less that well before the year 2000 some good judges would be acclaiming him as the mightiest Scottish writer since Hugh MacDiarmid.

Over 3,000 'A' students to be turned away from their chosen universities

Minister says squeeze will affect even those with the best results

"It's not what you achieved before that counts, it's your will to succeed now"

A is for August, A-levels and anxiety. As a parent, you know that one fateful envelope, text or email contains exam results that will shape your child's future.

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