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The once-in-a-decade harvest o...

Nov 4, 2017 by

A hugely satisfying portrait of production, this short documentary observes workers in Spain’s La Mancha region as they harvest cork...

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How the US college went from p...

Oct 17, 2017 by

In its first century the American higher-education system was a messy, disorganised joke. How did it rise to world dominance? From...

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Love and identification lie be...

Sep 2, 2017 by

How cultivated individuals can become barbarians in a crowd Elizabeth Lunbeck – If you can bear it, go to YouTube and watch a...

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‘Semper paratus’ – how the org...

Apr 4, 2017 by

We find that the Romans owed the conquest of the world to no other cause than continual military training, exact observance of...

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Why the most successful studen...

Mar 6, 2017 by

In order to be successful, many people believe, one must be passionate. Passion makes challenges enjoyable. It bestows the stamina...

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Free speech debates are more t...

Jan 6, 2017 by

Eric Heinze – ‘Whenever anyone dares mention the insensitivity of promoting speakers whose invitation risks legitimising such...

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Light, geometry and symbolism:...

Nov 6, 2016 by

The renowned French architect Jean Nouvel begins his ambitious projects with small, sparse sketches that capture the essence of his...

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Can liberal values be absolute...

Oct 15, 2016 by

Is liberalism an idea fit only for the contemporary West, proper to this particular historical, social and geographical context? Or...

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Can school today teach anythin...

Oct 6, 2016 by

Students are working harder than ever to pass tests but schools allow no time for true learning in the Socratic tradition John Taylor...

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Aristotle was right about math...

Oct 1, 2016 by

Some philosophers think maths exists in a mysterious other realm. They’re wrong. Look around: you can see it James Franklin –...

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What does it take to make a st...

Sep 30, 2016 by

Detail of the famous photograph in which one man, believed to be August Landmesser, refuses to give the Nazi salute. Throughout human...

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Coding is not ‘fun’, it’s tech...

Sep 23, 2016 by

Walter Vannini – Programming computers is a piece of cake. Or so the world’s digital-skills gurus would have us believe. From...

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