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Why universities and academics should bother with public engagement

Why universities and academics should bother with public engagement

Universities and their academic members benefit from significant sums of money from the UK taxpayer. It seems only right then, that academics should engage the public in what they do. It’s fair to say though that this hasn’t always been the main priority for researchers, which has led to the idea for some that public […] … learn more→

An education in irony: why academics need to be funny

An education in irony: why academics need to be funny

Despite what some people might think, academics are not all humourless boffins out of touch with the real world. They can also be funny, and some are turning to humour to help get their messages across. Last November, the Times Higher Education reported that zooarchaeologists from the University of Nottingham had hired a stand-up comedian […] … learn more→