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Sunday 11 April 2010
What's the best way to end a romance? A Dear John letter perhaps, or a teary phone call? But how do you dump a friend? Do the same rules apply?
Claude Blair: Authority on arms and armour who campaigned for the Victoria and Albert Museum in a time of crisis
Friday 26 March 2010
Claude Blair was not only a world authority on arms and armour. He revelled in the subject, and to the end of his life travelled widely in pursuit of new understanding, but he was also a doughty fighter for causes close to his heart.
Thursday 25 February 2010
Tuesday 23 February 2010
Years ago, a colleague and I from Manchester University conducted a study into bullying in the workplace, which found that it damaged people's health, mental wellbeing, and productivity and also meant they took more sick days. I could see that people needed a place to go when they couldn't go to their employers in case it was held against them.
Tuesday 23 February 2010
Tom Mulvey was a prolific and original scientist who played a key role in shaping the development of the electron microscope. He was equally known as a witty and charming person who was devoted to his family and his students.
Friday 19 February 2010
Saturday 16 January 2010
A Scottish priest will today find out if she is to become Britain's first female bishop.
Sunday 20 December 2009
Thursday 03 December 2009
It is amazing but true that one quarter of students and parents have not heard of the bursaries that each university has to provide to students in need. So, three years after the controversial top-up fees were introduced, along with a complicated paraphernalia of loans and scholarships, thousands of students don't have the information they need to choose the institution that is best for them.
Friday 06 November 2009
Black and minority ethnic teachers face an "endemic culture of institutional racism" in schools, research found today.
Thursday 22 October 2009
Simon Gaskell is in his fifth day of his new job at Queen Mary, University of London, the grittily urban institution in the melting pot of the East End. His room is full of empty boxes that he unpacked and brought from Manchester University where he was vice-president in charge of research. So, he looks as though he is in the camping-out stage of a new job.
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
You can STILL be jailed for being a republican, government confirms, and it remains illegal to even 'imagine' overthrowing the Queen
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Fighting back: the woman giving a voice (and 49,999 others) to the victims of sexism - by giving an airing to their horror stories
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Ethan Couch: Texas quadruple murderer – or a victim of ‘affluenza’?
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- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber announces he's 'retiring from music'
- 5 Children evacuated from swimming pool after prosthetic leg mistaken for paedophile