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Why more women don’t win...

Oct 7, 2018 by

Mary K. Feeney – One of the 2018 Nobel Prizes in physics went to Donna Strickland, a major accomplishment for any scientist....

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University isn’t the be ...

Oct 7, 2018 by

Gerbrand Tholen – There is increasing pressure being placed on universities to deliver better “value for money”. Universities...

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The toxic legacy of parent sha...

Sep 28, 2018 by

Frank Furedi – Intensive parenting has become the latest target of parent shaming. Having been instructed to constantly...

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What comics can teach us about...

Sep 24, 2018 by

Christopher Murray – The emerging field of comics studies continues to wrestle with the central question, “What is a comic?”...

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Curious Kids: Why does English...

Sep 22, 2018 by

Kate Burridge – This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in...

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Crime of culture: American Ani...

Sep 20, 2018 by

Leah Henrickson – American Animals, a film recounting the true story of a 2004 rare book theft, was recently released in...

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How passports evolved to help ...

Sep 17, 2018 by

John Torpey – The Trump administration is denying passports to U.S. citizens who live in Texas near the U.S.-Mexico border,...

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Battles over patriotism, Pledg...

Sep 14, 2018 by

Randall Curren, Charles Dorn – When a California school principal called controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick an...

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Survey: state school teachers ...

Sep 14, 2018 by

Jude Brady – It is no secret that teaching is facing a crisis. Recent figures show that the number of full-time, qualified...

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Ashkenazic Jews’ mysteri...

Sep 10, 2018 by

Eran Elhaik – Where do the Jewish people come from? This is a question that anthopologists, historians and theologists have...

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Lad culture and sexual harassm...

Sep 9, 2018 by

Sexual harassment is widespread and affects the lives of women and girls, in particular, every day. In the face of calls to tackle...

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Schools need to teach pupils s...

Sep 6, 2018 by

Dusana Dorjee – Schools are often where children’s and adolescents’ mental health problems are identified. While there is ever...

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Genes shown to influence how w...

Sep 4, 2018 by

Children differ widely in how well they do at school. In recent years, researchers have shown that around two-thirds of differences...

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Mental health crisis in teens ...

Sep 3, 2018 by

Catherine Heinemeyer – After the recent report by The Children’s Society that a quarter of 14-year-old girls have self-harmed,...

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Clearing: how students use soc...

Aug 19, 2018 by

  Elvira Ismagilova and Daniele Doneddu – The internet has undoubtedly changed the way we live and communicate. People are now...

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A-level results: should univer...

Aug 16, 2018 by

Students from less advantaged backgrounds are grossly underrepresented in Britain’s top universities. This underrepresentation of...

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Most graduates will never pay ...

Aug 11, 2018 by

Andrew Gunn – New finding show that more than 70% of students who left university last year are never expected to finish...

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Why I teach math through knitt...

Aug 10, 2018 by

Sara Jensen – One snowy January day, I asked a classroom of college students to tell me the first word that came to mind when...

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Treating depressed children: h...

Aug 9, 2018 by

Jeremy Howick – An investigative report by the BBC recently found that the number of antidepressants prescribed to children in...

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How the Whole Earth Catalog...

Aug 6, 2018 by

Andy Kirk – In the fall of 1968 a Stanford-trained biologist, organizer of the legendary Trips Festival and Merry Prankster...

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