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Podcasts are a vital tool for understanding – and bearing – our new world

Like most people, my state-mandated exercise regime under lockdown is very simple. Every few days, it’s off on the bike for a dart around the hinterlands of East Norfolk – invariably taking a liberal attitude to the one-hour time...



First Past the Post politics needs to go: here are the alternatives

The ongoing Tory leadership contest epitomises the democratic deficit in this country. As I detailed in my last blog, a dedicated selectorate of about 150,000 pensioners – perhaps 0.3% of British adults – will choose the next...



A selection of headlines from old Cambridge newspapers

Student comment journalism cannot be allowed to descend into self-parody

The guarantee of free speech and the creation of spaces where all opinions – no matter how unsavoury – can be aired, is a thorny and well-worn issue. I’ve had to think carefully before immersing myself in its hazardous waters....



Primary school children playing around a table

Britain's attainment problem

There is a road out of Norwich which seems to demonstrate the mistaken priorities of British society. As you turn onto Hethersett Lane, on the left is the John Innes Centre, a pioneering scientific research institute, its car park...