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A letter to my students

21 February 2018

As you will know, the University and College Union have called a strike. As a union member I will be striking. I believe you deserve an explanation, so I would like to set out my view...


26 February 2017

The recent announcement about possible two-year undergraduate courses, which led to an initial critical response from many academics, has been followed by an article from Sonia...

Agreements of the People

5 November 2016

Britain’s seventeenth century history has lumbered into the news this week, with the High Court of Justice’s judgment that, according to the law of this country, the government...

Citizens of Nowhere

6 October 2016

One variant of the internet rule Godwin’s Law states that the first person to invoke Hitler in any debate loses that debate. This rule is based, I suppose, on the premise that...