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18 Feb 30 years From Now

Headline from the Independent published in February 2016 : Robots 'will make majority of humans unemployed within 30 years' Headline from the Guardian February 2016: Automation may mean a post-work society but we shouldn't be afraid IN 1930, John Maynard Keynes wrote an essay, “Economic Possibilities for...

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02 Jan Dickensian

I read my first Dickens novel, Great Expectations, at the age of ten. I would read it before bedtime and in the early mornings before going to school. This wasn’t a book I had been encouraged to read by my teachers, this was a book...

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01 Jan Rhodes Must Fall?

There has been a great deal of publicity in recent weeks surrounding the campaign to remove the statue of Cecil Rhodes from Oriel College.The College has come under considerable pressure and is now considering adding “clear historical context” to his monuments.The campaign to remove the statue has met with considerable criticism...

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28 May A Good Night’s Sleep

The holidays are always a lovely way to catch up on some much needed sleep and rest after a busy few weeks of lesson preparation, teaching, marking, reading and research, not to mention all the meetings taking place with staff and students. The research is...

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11 Apr The Digital Reformation

Historical parallels are always intriguing and fascinating. Edward Higgs, Professor of history at the University of Essex, has published an article in History Today entitled the Digital Reformation in which he highlights some interesting similarities between the 21st century and the early modern period. He...

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