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
What's the point of the social sciences?
"The Battle of Ideas was a great success; it enabled large numbers of people to hear and interact with well-known speakers who have thought about and contributed significantly to the discussions of many important issues."
Richard Swinburne, emeritus professor, philosophy of religion, University of Oxford; author, 'The Existence of God and The Evolution of the Soul'