Universities

The neo-Marxist takeover of our universities

8 September 2018 9:00 am

According to Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, America’s universities have succumbed to ‘safetyism’, whereby students are protected from anything that…

The true cost of the Stepford Students

23 June 2018 9:00 am

It has become abundantly clear in recent years that becoming a Social Justice Warrior (SJW) is bad for your health.…

Our great universities are struggling – but not because of Brexit

12 May 2018 9:00 am

Our great institutions are struggling – but not because of Brexit

The International Baccalaureate vs. A levels

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Is the International Baccalaureate really better than A-levels? asks Ross Clark

You can’t beat Corbyn with Miliband – but the Tories are trying to anyway

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Tuition fees have all but killed the Liberal Democrats. The breach of their manifesto pledge to abolish the charges, compounded…

The curious star appeal of Jordan Peterson

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Young Brits are flocking to hear a Canadian psychology professor speak about morality. Why?

Letters: the tyranny of ‘equality of outcome’ in education

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Equality of outcome Sir: Rod Liddle exposes some deep flaws in the way children are prepared to play their part…

You can conquer America – if you’re brilliant, rich and super-organised

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Everyone’s applying to the US but be warned: getting in is tough. Ysenda Maxtone-Graham

Ignore the fees naysayers – it still pays to go to university

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Despite the huge expansion in higher education, it still pays to go to university, says Ross Clark

Letters: On campus censoriousness, by an American student in Britain

2 September 2017 9:00 am

Campus censoriousness Sir: I am so grateful to Madeleine Kearns for having the courage to speak out about her experiences…

Letters: Why General Lee is much maligned

26 August 2017 9:00 am

In defence of General Lee Sir: In your leader ‘America’s identity crisis’ (19 August) you state that ‘When General Lee…

To survive, universities need to become elitist once again

19 August 2017 9:00 am

To survive, universities need to become elitist once again

Universities and the birth of a new fundamentalist religion

3 June 2017 9:00 am

A leading article appeared in Nature last week in defence of intelligence research. It lamented the fact that it is…

For a real Oxbridge education, you now have to go to Durham

25 March 2017 9:00 am

‘Should I just have done with it and tell them they’re a bunch of tossers?’ I was on my way…

We promised better help for people with autism. Too little has changed

18 March 2017 9:00 am

In the NHS clinic where I work, adults who suspect they may have Asperger syndrome wait almost a year for…

Poor Boy. He’s going to end up just like me

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Boy is planning his gap year. Every few hours he rings from school to give me a progress report. ‘I’m…

What makes a university a university?

28 January 2017 9:00 am

What is a university? Sir: As a former Russell Group vice chancellor, I think that Toby Young’s appeal for more universities…

What physicists understand that economists don’t

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Particle of faith Sir: Fraser Nelson draws our attention to the most worrying aspect of economists getting it wrong, which…

What would Freud have to say about Matthew Parris?

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Freudian slap Sir: In his Notes (7 January), Charles Moore explores the uncharacteristic reaction of Matthew Parris to the referendum…

Why we need more universities

14 January 2017 9:00 am

In 1961, shortly after getting a job as a lecturer at Cambridge, my father had an idea. The faculty buildings,…

What explains the idiocy of the liberal elite? It’s their education

7 January 2017 9:00 am

What explains the silliness of the liberal elite? Their education

Universities’ most freakish, isolated minority: non-lefties

22 October 2016 9:00 am

A few columns ago, I told the mortifying story of how I totally died at the Oxford Union. Today I’m…

Why are all this year's British Nobel winners in America?

15 October 2016 9:00 am

On the face of it, this year’s Nobel Prize awards have been a triumph for British scientists. No fewer than…

Brexit won’t hurt students nearly as much as they think

10 September 2016 9:00 am

What will Brexit really mean for universities and undergraduates? Ross Clark takes a look

Theresa May’s student crackdown will cost post-Brexit Britain dearly

10 September 2016 9:00 am

In the post-Brexit landscape whose shape was barely glimpsed in G20 discussions at Hangzhou, one thing is clear: soon we’ll…