Some say Britain should be proud of its imperial past. Oxford academics say it's not so simple.
As degrees become more commonplace, African graduates are struggling more to find jobs.
Global economic realities shouldn't deter African universities from continuing to push for massification. But they must do so armed with knowledge, lessons from elsewhere and strong funding models.
The long history of students leaving their home town to go to university is beginning to erode.
In many countries, students go to their nearest institution, but in England in particular, there is a strong historical precedent for going away to university.
Waugh considering a younger self.
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Waugh spent his time at Oxford studying: not history, but the people who would populate his novels.
A early chest, belonging to Sir Thomas Bodley, founder of The Bodleian Library at Oxford Unviersity.
When the first universities opened in Europe, some 800 years ago, students literally borrowed from a chest and used their books as collateral.
Rhodes was an ardent white supremacist who believed Africans to be inferior. He intended his scholarships to be for white males only. This has since fallen away.
On the way to challenge some student thinking.
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Oxford and Cambridge are to lose special funding for their undergraduate tutorial teaching system.
Women at the top of their game.
For every woman at the peak of the academic ladder there are many others who have been left behind.
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