In defence of public libraries IAN SEARLE argues the mass closure of public libraries in some areas of Britain will damage most sorts of learning – but the worst hit will be the sort of learning that people do because they want to do it, not because they need it for their career.
The ‘back office’ bites back! 'We need to ensure in no uncertain terms the professionalism and skills of our academic-related colleagues are preserved.' PATRICIA HULME and DAN ARTHUR on fighting for academic-related staff
The politics of pensions STEVE CUSHION examines the current moral panic around pensions and argues that unions must defend this ‘deferred pay.’