Arts and humanities

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What an English degree did for me, by Tulip Siddiq, Sarah Waters and more
As universities close their English literature courses, we celebrate 40 influential British graduates

14, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Philip Pullman leads outcry after Sheffield Hallam withdraws English lit degree
Study of literature should not be a ‘luxury for a wealthy minority of spoilt aesthetes’, author says

Sally Weale Education correspondent

27, Jun, 2022 @7:04 PM

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English literature graduates: what did you gain from your degree?
We would like to hear from English literature graduates about how they value their degree

Guardian community team

27, Jun, 2022 @12:29 PM

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Dear Nadhim Zahawi, children need to express grief about Covid as well as to ‘catch up’ | Michael Rosen
The arts, squeezed from the curriculum, could offer a chance for pupils to explore their feelings and worries

Michael Rosen

06, Nov, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Manchester University puts Palestinian solidarity statement back in gallery
Statement on ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Palestinians reinstated after complaint led to it being removed

Damien Gayle

18, Aug, 2021 @4:02 PM

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‘Creativity crisis’ looms for English schools due to arts cuts, says Labour
Number of GCSE music and drama students fell by a fifth over last decade, research finds

Sally Weale

15, Jul, 2021 @9:30 PM

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A proper appreciation of arts degrees | Letters
Letters: Lesley Barnes, Michael J Walsh and Marion Hine on the importance of the arts and humanities


10, May, 2021 @4:34 PM

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How creative of the Tories to invent a culture war to disguise arts cuts | Barbara Ellen
Everyone is the poorer when scientists are pitted against artists by the morally bankrupt

Barbara Ellen

08, May, 2021 @4:00 PM

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The Guardian view on arts education cuts: we don’t need no philistines | Editorial
Editorial: Removing funding from university arts courses signals that they don’t matter. Ministers couldn’t be more wrong


06, May, 2021 @6:12 PM

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'Death of a thousand cuts': theatre degree closures could wipe out future generations of Australian performers
Directors and arts educators say cuts to drama courses across nation will hit regional students especially hard

Naaman Zhou

22, Oct, 2020 @1:59 AM

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The Guardian view on the humanities: the importance of being rounded | Editorial
Editorial: Arts subjects have lost ground to science in recent years. The decision to regroup under a new banner could help them catch up


26, Jun, 2020 @5:25 PM

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John Pick obituary
Other lives: Director of arts adminstration studies at City University in London

Martyn Pick

02, Mar, 2020 @1:30 PM

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