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His notes and blog got him labelled an 'industry innovator' after the site attracted thousands of other students

No bridles for a heretic; The Books Interview

Stevie Davies digs into the passions of the past, and comes up with fiction to treasure. Nicolette Jones meets her

Obituary: Lord Beloff

IT WAS characteristic of Max Beloff that less than six months ago in a debate on reform of the House of Lords he was one of the few speakers who had the courage to enter a vigorous defence of the hereditary principle. He stood up for it partly on pragmatic grounds, pointing out that most societies continue to rely on many applications of the principle, but even more important in his eyes was the argument from history. The House of Lords and the hereditary principle represented, so he affirmed, historical continuities in the evolution of British political institutions. At the very least, therefore, a prudent statesman should not "toss the concept out of the window", and especially when he has no idea what to put in its place.

Obituary: Professor Geoffrey Moore

GEOFFREY MOORE was one of a small band of innovative scholars, commentators and writers who created consciousness of American culture in Britain.

Letter: No student revolt

Sir: Your report "Students revolt against the NUS" (20 February) featured a few dissenting voices from Leeds University, including two of my rival candidates in forthcoming National Union of Students elections, as illustrative of discontent.

Doctors oppose organ `theft'

TWO LEADING surgeons yesterday challenged the views of a British scientist who has called for bodies to be seized after death to ease shortages in organ donors.

We should recycle the dead to help the living

Why should people be allowed to bury or burn the bodies of their relatives when they die?

Word of Mouth: Raving over bad reviews

Woodhead the bookseller

Fast Track: Show us some leg, Mr Jones

Men are usually seen as the perpetrators of sexual harassment - but with changes in the workplace, they are becoming more and more often the victims

Obituary: The Rev Professor Anthony Dyson

ANTHONY DYSON, Professor of Social and Pastoral Theology at Manchester University until January this year, was one of the most brilliant Anglican theologians of his generation. He represented a liberal tradition which regarded contemporary social movements and intellectual trends as essential aids in the Christian search for understanding.

Obituary: Professor C. F. Beckingham

CHARLES FRASER Beckingham spent the greater part of his academic career as Professor of Islamic Studies, first at Manchester University (1958-65), and then at London University (1965-81).

HOW WE MET: DEREK DRAPER AND CHARLOTTE RAVEN

New Labour commentator Derek Draper recently achieved notoriety when the 'Observer' newspaper accused him of boasting of his contacts in the Government. Draper, 31, began his political career at Manchester University and went on to be chief researcher to Peter Mandelson MP. He wrote the controversial 'Blair's 100 Days' before moving on to political lobbying and, latterly, broadcasting. Charlotte Raven, 29, is a 'Guardian' columnist and commentator on women's issues. She began her journalistic career on the 'Modern Review', where she famously attempted an editorial coup after beginning a affair with its owner, Julie Burchill. Last year she re-launched the magazine, which has just folded after six issues

Going Higher: University stretches your mind

Tamsin Smith reports on why higher education is such a beneficial challenge

Go higher

With only two months left to apply for a place at university and college for next year, this is the first in a series of special reports on how to win a place, and what life as a student is like; Tamsin Smith reports on why higher education is so important

The process of learning is the main point

It's not what you learn, it's how you learn it that matters, writes Tamsin Smith

Let video take the strain

HISTORY will be made tomorrow when close on 1,000 people from around the world gather at various sites in Europe and America for what is claimed to be the world's first full-scale video conference attended by fee-paying delegates.
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Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
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Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
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History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
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