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Tuesday, 10 July 2007

  • Sarah Churchwell: Why can't British students write like Americans?
    Wednesday, 11 July 2007

    The combined result of Thatcher's decision that teaching English was supererogatory and the dim memories of people for whom parsing was punishment is written mayhem; my students use punctuation marks interchangeably, as ornamentation, and their malap...

  • Leading article: Local protests and a global climate emergency
    Tuesday, 10 July 2007

    The rest of us should be heartened, too. These campaigns are led by local communities, protesting mainly about the impact of expansion on the immediate environment in terms of noise and air pollution. But they are far from parochial affairs. Through ...

  • Letters: Flooded, neglected North
    Wednesday, 11 July 2007

    Sir: Thank you for updating Mrs Gaskell's North and South in your leading article of 9 July. It was my former professor of production engineering who first pointed me to this stark Victorian novel. Mrs Gaskell was writing about the conditions of peop...

  • Letters: Eager to save the planet
    Tuesday, 10 July 2007

    The elements are attacking us, but instead of fighting what threatens us all, people all over the world are fighting each other, for all manner of reasons, most of them selfish and, in the face of this global danger, trivial. Until the powers-that-be...

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