Monthly Archives: June 2020

Universities are for thinking – clearly, freely and hard

The educational challenge of our age is to develop our individual and collective ability to think. What are universities for? This is not an idle question, especially when you consider the cost of using them – high enough to put … Continue reading

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The warming goes on, and on

The virus has contained emissions for now, but the planet continues to heat up “The future is grim but the sunrise is beautiful,” US environmental writer William DeBuys once said, explaining to an interviewer that while the evidence about future … Continue reading

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When ugly things happen, unity is everything

Political tribalism is fuelling social unrest when that’s the last thing we need There was never a more telling instance of internet power. Just days after video was posted showing a policeman kneeling on a black man’s neck, and in … Continue reading

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