Universities set to reject 100,000 who aimed too high, UCAS says

Nearly 100,000 candidates who are scrambling for a UK university place are set to miss out because they are "not strong enough".

Paul Wilkinson: Leading authority on international terrorism who survived an IRA attempt on his life

Professor Paul Wilkinson's lengthy career as one of Britain's foremost academics in the field of terrorism lasted from the 1970s heyday of IRA bombing to the recent shocking violence in Norway.

Susie Rushton: This isn't art, it's a focus group

More Passion, it reads. Or, rather, "More PAssion", because Tracey Emin's neon artworks are based on her own handwriting – ungrammatical tics and all.

Museum of Bad Art: Too bad to be ignored

Most of us are familiar with artworks, proudly presented, which look like they’ve been produced by a four-year-old at playgroup. But now rather than simply congratulating your friend/relative on their talentlessness you can suggest they make a contribution to Museum of Bad Art (MOBA), an institution which only takes art so bad it can’t be ignored.

One in four GCSE entries could be awarded A grade

Nearly one in four GCSE entries could be awarded at least an A grade in what is expected to be another record year of results, it was predicted today.

Pretty Lights, City Arts and Music Project, London

If volume and temperature were currency, Derek Vincent Smith would be a rich man indeed.

Tuition fee system is discriminatory, say Muslims

Muslim students could be forced to abandon hopes of a university place under the new fees and loans regime which will come into place next year.

Legal challenge to Scots over charging English students

The practice of charging English students to study in Scotland, while Scottish students attend universities there for free is to face a challenge in court.

So, Boris, rioters make you angry. What about your Bullingdon pal?

Johnson called on to identify friend who smashed restaurant window

Student debt will soar to £200bn, official figures show

Coalition's new system of tuition fees will leave crippling legacy to future generations

D J Taylor: Homage to Caledonia

Given what the riots have shown us about England, perhaps the best place for a liberal is in Alex Salmond's Scotland

Letter from the editor: A tough time to be young

The past two weeks have been a tough time to be young. First, the youth of Britain was collectively condemned as morally redundant following scenes of rioting and looting on our city streets.

Clearing places run dry as colleges put up 'no vacancies' sign

Universities started putting up the "full" signs last night as the scramble for places continued.

Ancient Egypt queen 'killed by poison in flask'

German researchers have discovered a carcinogenic substance in a flask believed to have belonged to Queen Hatshepsut, who ruled Egypt 3,500 years ago, raising the possibility that she may have accidentally poisoned herself.

David Holbrook: Writer and inspirational teacher who worked towards his vision of a national culture open to the entire nation

David Holbrook was one of a remarkable quartet of socialist-minded officer conscripts who returned from the Second World War fired with the ambition and gifted with the talent to give their particular corner of the nation's education moral and egalitarian purpose, to recover the people's culture for the people, above all to make the splendours of a national literature the property of the whole nation.

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