Battle Readings is a regularly updated compilation of articles, essays, and opinion pieces relevant to the themes of the Battle of Ideas.
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The Conversation, 19 March 2014
The drive to 'engage' patrons with gadgets strips museums of their innate wonder.
Wendy Earle, spiked, 17 December 2013
spiked podcast talks to Helene Guldberg about the rise of anti-bullying campaigns and why they may be doing more harm than good.
spiked podcast, spiked, 12 November 2013
The 2013 Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) conference, which nearly filled the largest Science Center lecture hall on May 8, demonstrated wide interest across the University in improving pedagogy.
Harvard Magazine, 5 October 2013
Hugh Schofield, BBC, 3 June 2013
Every newborn baby in Scotland will receive a classical CD to inspire a love of music.
BBC News, 11 October 2012
The Ivy League's autonomy has allowed its members to conquer the world. The UK must loosen the reins on its universities and establish an equivalent.
Terence Kealey, Times Higher Education, 11 October 2012
Universities 'falling over themselves' to hire staff to handle REF case studies.
Paul Jump, Times Higher Education, 11 October 2012
Scholar bemoans impact of employability agenda on academic standards. Matthew Reisz reports
Matthew Reisz, Times Higher Education, 11 October 2012
A fresher on the joys of exchanging a rigid and prescriptive curriculum for learning through free-form debate.
James Shaw, Independent Voices, 10 October 2012
Your conscience, my health: the right to refuse?
"The Battle of Ideas is a weekend like no other. I found the 2011 festival immensely stimulating. It gave me a great deal to think about, and a whole new list of books to read - from Virgil to Vygotsky. On to greater battles in 2012!"
Ken Macleod, award-winning science fiction writer; author, The Restoration Game and Intrusion