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Why coddling children can harm them

Trying to ensure your child’s success could be their downfall, explains Professor Dieter Wolke.


Venice had its own ‘Airbnb problem’ during the Renaissance

Venice has a long history of managing the pros and cons of migration and tourism, and finding ways to profit from – but also integrate – foreigners.

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Digital souls: Why the bereaved fear losing digital messages from dead loved ones

The internet is changing how we converse with the dead, says Debra Bassett a researcher from Sociology.


Brendan Batson OBE, recognised for his contribution to football, discusses his career in sport and his feelings about receiving his honorary degree.


Ken Follett discusses his feelings on being awarded an honorary doctorate, reflects on his motivation for writing, and reveals his idea of hell...