Uni is for me says teenage millionaire
Nick D’Aloisio, at just 18, has won international acclaim, earned millions and landed a top job. Now he is going to study at Oxford, but does his success suggest that uni is a waste of time?
UK society is increasingly divided by class
A new film about privileged youth has sharpened the debate about class division in modern Britain. Top jobs increasingly go to the privately educated. Whatever happened to meritocracy?
Students skipping university after rise in fees
Applications to UK universities have plummeted, new figures show. A big rise in fees is widely blamed. But is a falling student population necessarily a bad thing?
Poison pen: scandal and intrigue in Poets’ Corner
After an election full of controversy, Oxford has a new professor of poetry. But why is the job so important? And what is better poetry anyway – a classical sonnet or a modern rap?