Investing in university spin-outs can help your profits grow

The Social Network, the film that depicts the founding of Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg and his Harvard friends, is a compelling drama that also causes viewers idly to speculate: ‘If I’d been able to back this university start-up in 2004, how rich would I be now?’  Facebook is now an $880bn giant. The share price … Read more

Student watchdog’s new head vows to end ‘deeply unhealthy’ university cancel culture

Student watchdog’s new head vows to end ‘deeply unhealthy’ university cancel culture by dishing out fines and bans for institutions that fail to uphold free speech Lord Wharton of Yarm last night put universities on notice they face harsh fines The Tory peer said the Office for Students is prepared to wield sweeping powers  He … Read more

Students must be allowed to return to campus, university chiefs tell Boris

University chiefs have urged Boris Johnson to allow students to go back to campuses this month after the Prime Minister failed to mention their plight in his press conference on Monday. Boris Johnson this week confirmed that from April 12, non-essential shops, gyms, hairdressers, zoos and theme parks in England can reopen – while pubs and … Read more

MI6 chief Richard Moore admits he only went to ‘half a dozen lectures’ while at Oxford University

Confessions of a spy boss: MI6 chief Richard Moore admits he only went to ‘half a dozen lectures’ while at Oxford University as he wanted to play hockey and see his girlfriend MI6 boss says he was not the ‘perfect student’ during three year stint at Oxford He admitted to focusing mainly on hockey and … Read more

Greta Thunberg statue is unveiled at Winchester University 

A controversial life-size statue of Greta Thunberg has been unveiled at Winchester University despite being branded a ‘vanity project’ by critics. The £24,000 bronze sculpture of the environmental activist, 18, has been placed on the Hampshire university campus to reflect its values on ‘sustainability and social justice’  But many locals have questioned the decision, with … Read more

University of Edinburgh in free speech row over article praising scientist who advocated eugenics

The University of Edinburgh has become embroiled in a freedom of speech row after it defended a retired professor who wrote an article praising a controversial geneticist.  Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher – who died in 1962 – supported ‘selective breeding’ and the sterilisation of people from races he considered ‘mentally inferior’. A recent article titled ‘The outstanding … Read more

University of Edinburgh embroiled in row over article praising controversial scientist

The University of Edinburgh has become embroiled in a freedom of speech row after it defended a retired professor who wrote an article praising a controversial geneticist.  Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher – who died in 1962 – supported ‘selective breeding’ and the sterilisation of people from races he considered ‘mentally inferior’. A recent article titled ‘The outstanding … Read more

University student, 21, was kidnapped and tortured by gang, court hears 

A university student was kidnapped on a night out before being tortured by a criminal gang who forced him to hand over his life savings, a court heard.   The 21-year-old university student in Leeds – who has not been named for legal reasons – was subjected to the horrific 22-hour ordeal in October 2019.  Attackers … Read more

University of Oxford considers scrapping sheet music for being ‘too colonial’

University of Oxford considers scrapping sheet music for being ‘too colonial’ after staff raise concerns about music curriculums’ ‘complicity in white supremacy’ after Black Lives Matter movement Professors set to reform music courses to move away from the classic repertoire  Staff argued curriculum focuses on ‘white European music from slave period’ It is thought that … Read more