Cambridge has announced online lectures for the next academic year – but you can’t virtually mimic getting blackout drunk and having a regrettable one-night stand
Dr Charlotte Lydia RileyI don't know, I'm probably being a tedious spoilsport, but in an era of #metoo and a number of high profile campus rape culture stories, I'm not *totally* comfortable with this framing of higher education.
What to do when your body forgets how to be well OK well this is going to be tricky to write because I’m not a doctor and it’s not medical advice, and the more I read around in the displacement act…
Dr Charlotte Lydia Riley“A...Dean of Students at a US university told me that at the beginning of her career, students with mono would take a semester off & come back just fine. But by the nineties... they’d stay in school & stagger on, & still be unwell a couple of years later.”
I hope our focus in future is the easing of lives such as Karina’s, says actor Rory Kinnear
Dr Charlotte Lydia Riley“this disease is not just killing people who would have died soon anyway. It is making the lives of those most in need of our care and compassion even harder, even more fearful.” This is beautiful.
Institutions instead allowed to charge full tuition fees during lockdown and £2.6bn to be paid early
Dr Charlotte Lydia RileyI don’t understand the idea of “bringing forward” £2.6bn of tuition fees that universities “would have” received at the beginning of the year. If home students defer/international students stay home: what fees? And forward to when: from September to now?
Dr Charlotte Lydia RileyHave just signed this statement of academic solidarity with US academics trying to get rights for non-tenure-track faculty and graduate workers (there are links on the site to the Sussex & Essex petitions too). Academics, please consider doing the same
The queue for state aid is growing. Universities are next in line to plead for financial support from the government. This presents a unique opportunity to let fiercely market-driven universities die
Dr Charlotte Lydia RileyObviously I think this whole piece is utterly ridiculous, and I’m sure the journalist would argue that’s just my innate bias (in favour of... the concept of education, I guess?) coming through...
Dr Charlotte Lydia RileyI just realised that, although I've donated before, I don't have a direct debit set up to @CPAGUK. A lot of families are struggling at the moment and a lot of children are suffering in poverty: you can set up a direct debit here
Dr Charlotte Lydia RileyMy sister has just found out that people with coeliac disease count as high risk for coronavirus because 30% of coeliacs have hyposplenism (this also means that coeliacs should get flu jabs!)
Taking the side of the oppressed has long been feminism’s raison d’etre. Amid an explosion of misogyny in public life, compassion and unity are more important than ever, writes Zoe Williams
Dr Charlotte Lydia Riley“Women-only space... was not a hallowed place where we communicated through our ovaries. It was where we came together in unity against people who hated us. I can’t imagine the mindset that would exclude a trans sister from that.”
Travel writer and historian Jan Morris has had an extraordinary life. Now, at 93, she’s publishing what may be her last book…
Dr Charlotte Lydia Riley“If you are not sure what you think about something, the most useful questions are these,” she says. “Are you being kind? Are they being kind? That usually gives you the answer.”
The good, the bad and the offbeat: the academy through the lens of the world’s media
Dr Charlotte Lydia Riley"The history of liaisons between teachers and students may stretch as far back as academia itself" Really, @timeshighered, is that how you want to introduce a summary of UCL's new (partial) staff-student relationship ban?
Guardian finds only two other UK universities have similar ban, with another introducing one
Dr Charlotte Lydia RileyNo: the policy bans “close personal and intimate relationships between staff and students where the staff member has a direct responsibility for, or involvement in, that student’s academic studies and/or personal welfare”. It’s not enough.
Fears government’s bid to ensure students get value for money will damage arts courses and struggling regions
Dr Charlotte Lydia RileyWe teach our students in a world where nurses are apparently worth less than doctors, teachers are apparently worth less than bankers, artists are apparently worth less than management consultants. What do you want *us* to do about that??
Prozac Nation's Elizabeth Wurtzel confronts her fear of aging and losing her good looks
Dr Charlotte Lydia RileyElizabeth Wurtzel got a lot of shit because she was beautiful, and she cared about being beautiful, and she had fun because she was beautiful, and patriarchy won't let those women be taken seriously: it wants them to suffer. I love this piece of hers