Affirmative action was hurting black students

1 July 2023 8:04 pm

Harvard may have a slightly more difficult time poaching black students from Boston College, Miami University of Ohio, or other…

The real phone-hacking scandal

1 July 2023 9:00 am

The convicted phone-hacker assembling complaints against the tabloids

Why Britain is falling behind in the global universities race

20 May 2023 9:00 am

Our country still excels when it comes to higher education. Britain has seven of the world’s top 50 universities. In…

British universities are beyond redemption

13 May 2023 9:39 pm

There’s no doubt that the government has the best of intentions when it comes to clearing up the Augean stables…

Trump’s second act: he can still win, in spite of everything

13 May 2023 9:00 am

Why I think Trump will be the next US President

Letters: The case for legalising cannabis

22 October 2022 9:00 am

Paying the price Sir: Lionel Shriver’s piece about university standards rang true to me (‘University is supposed to be hard’,…

Why are our universities still cosy with China?

19 October 2022 11:47 pm

It sounds like something from a spy novel: scientists linked to the Chinese military complex working at UK universities on…

Shame should not be heritable

1 October 2022 9:00 am

Vice-chancellor Stephen Toope claims it was ‘inevitable’ that a university ‘as long-established as Cambridge’ would have links to slavery. Now…

Why has Oxford killed off a much-loved Catholic college?

1 October 2022 9:00 am

Why has Oxford killed off a much-loved Catholic college?

Who's to blame for our censorious students?

30 September 2022 9:05 pm

Without freedom of speech, you do not have a university. More than any other value, it is freedom of speech…

Will my kitchen be designated a ‘safe space’?

25 June 2022 9:00 am

As the father of four children who will be entering higher education in the next few years, I’m worried that…

The culture wars have crept into Oxbridge admissions

14 May 2022 9:00 am

The negative discrimination of Oxbridge admissions

America has betrayed its young

30 April 2022 9:00 am

Two articles last weekend made me feel sorry for American young people. We in the anti-woke brigade can be awfully…

Durham’s maths problem

16 April 2022 9:00 am

More exciting news arrives from Britain’s dimmest university, Durham, which is embarking on a programme to ‘decolonise’ mathematics. About time.…

Why don't I come with a trigger warning?

5 February 2022 9:00 am

Last week brought the news that some universities have attached more ‘trigger warnings’ to certain books, concerned that students may…

The mind virus killing academia

12 January 2022 6:00 pm

We lost a giant last month with E.O. Wilson’s passing. A man who stood on Darwin’s shoulders, Wilson had that…

Some (tentative) reasons to be cheerful in 2022

18 December 2021 9:00 am

Someone sent me a job advert recently for a Junior Research Fellowship at Queen’s College, Oxford. It states: ‘The Queen’s…

My meeting with the Durham University mob

18 December 2021 9:00 am

My abiding memory of this fairly appalling year is of the face of the young student at Durham University who…

Why liberals must stand with Kathleen Stock

12 October 2021 4:15 am

I know what it feels like to be bullied and vilified for expressing views with which, eventually, many right-minded people…

How the culture wars are killing Western classical music

9 October 2021 9:00 am

Ian Pace on musicology’s culture wars

The rise and rise of hate hoaxing

3 October 2021 3:00 pm

Last week, some racist graffiti was found at Parkway North and Parkway Central schools in the Midwest American state of…

America’s campus culture wars come for St Andrews

2 October 2021 9:14 am

The University of St Andrews has been keen on American imports for some time. Americans make up 16 per cent…

When will exams get back to normal?

12 August 2021 8:47 pm

It wouldn’t be credible to say that this year’s A-Levels grades are comparable with 2019’s: almost 45 per cent of entries…

A culture of fear has taken over at Edinburgh university

20 June 2021 5:00 pm

It is undeniable that the University of Edinburgh is the jewel in the crown of Scotland’s higher education system. Among…

The problem with decolonising Shakespeare

22 May 2021 9:00 am

Scarcely a day passes without a major British institution announcing it is ‘decolonising’ itself. Most recently it was the turn…