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New Music, New Rules

James Murphy | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
James Murphy

This week I find myself on the secluded island of Ischia in the Bay of Naples. Here my orchestra is performing at La Mortella, a spectacular haven created by the composer William Walton and his wife Susana whose opulent gardens hang off a cliff in ways the Babylonians could only have dreamed.

The New Zenith of Pointless Oxford Research

Alexander Woolley | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alexander Woolley

Oxford is a place where people are paid to research, and write about a vast array of subjects, most of which are united in their irrelevance to society. A tutor of mine has spent the last few years on a grammar of ancient Greek - pointless not least because the zenith of Greek grammar-writing was reached in the 19th Century. But one recent piece of research might even have topped my tutor's efforts...

Give It Back, George: Universities (And Vince Cable) Join Charity Tax Backlash

PA | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford and Cambridge universities have joined the increasingly bitter row over Chancellor George Osborne's controversial cap on tax relief for charita...