Value Judgements

Higher education is expensive. It is more expensive, in fact, than many people realize, because many of the costs of higher education originate with a set of activities that are not well understood by outsiders. ‘Teaching’ in its strictest sense is only one part of these costs. The most obvious other costs include ‘research’ and […]

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The Historical Imagination

Historians produce imaginative fictions that convey truths about the past. I think we all know this. We might not reflect on it very often, but most academic historians will have read Hayden White or Keith Jenkins. Like a stone in your shoe, you carry with you a sense of this, which is irritating. You might […]

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