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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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
In the modern Left’s worldview, if the state isn’t permanently on standby with its ready-made list of values, bucketloads of welfare cash, parenting advice and whatnot, then ordinary people will starve, go mad, turn racist and end up as fodder for fascism.
Brendan O'Neill, Daily Telegraph, 8 October 2012
A teaching union chief has accused Education Secretary Michael Gove of risking an increase in "organised fascist activities" in English schools.
Brian Wheeler, BBC News, 4 October 2012
The education secretary’s plan to restore rigorous teaching and end-of-course exams is a blast from the past worth welcoming.
Alka Sehgal Cuthbert, spiked, 4 October 2012
The knowledge and understanding of subjects has no moral purpose. It may lead to discontent.
Dennis Hayes, Independent Voices, 4 October 2012
A senior exam board figure has resigned over the shifting of English GCSE grade boundaries which left thousands of pupils with lower grades than expected
Judith Burns, BBC News, 28 September 2012
Debating Matters International Final:- UK versus India
"There's a real sense of intellectual delight that so much can be discussed in just sixty minutes - and so thoughtfully - both by the speakers and especially by the audience. A rich feast of ideas."
Christopher Kelly, reader in Ancient History and Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Corpus Christi College