How does a museum remember a defeat?

The battle of Agincourt in 1415 was immortalised in Shakespeare’s Henry V as a miraculous underdog English victory over the French. So why is France investing millions of euros to upgrade the museum near the battlefield in the village of Azincourt in northern France? The new centre will tell the story of the battle, the…

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UK global university ranking Brexit warning

The compilers of university rankings have warned that the UK’s strong performance in international league tables could be adversely affected by Brexit, if access is disrupted to European funding and research partnerships. The latest QS World University Rankings have been published – showing the top rated universities in individual subjects. UK universities are in first place…

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Female genital mutilation: Children to be taught dangers

Secondary school pupils in England will be taught about the dangers of female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2020. The new guidelines, to be announced on Monday, form part of the introduction of compulsory relationships and sex education classes in secondary schools. The new guidance says secondary schools should address the physical and emotional damage caused…

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Lecturers at 64 UK universities go on strike in bitter row over pensions

Thousands of students have joined their lecturers for the first in a planned series of strikes over proposed changes to university pensions. Walkouts affected 64 universities across the UK, with lecturers and other workers protesting against potential alterations to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). According to the University and College Union (UCU), the changes would…

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