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Funny story: Tony Blair "All Wrong" Over Not Hanging Bankers Says Academic

Tony Blair "All Wrong" Over Not Hanging Bankers Says Academic

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is wrong when he says we should not hang bankers in anger over the current financial mess, says a leading academic. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph today, Mr Blair defends the free market and liberal econo...
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Funny story: Oxford University's Pushy Parents - The Answer

Oxford University's Pushy Parents - The Answer

A top academic reckons he has the perfect answer to 'pushy parents' who are increasingly encouraging their children to query marks at institutions such as Oxford University. These parents have become accustomed to paying for re-sits and re-marks a...
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Funny story: Angela Merkel Gets One Up The Westphalia - We Told You So, Says Lucid!

Angela Merkel Gets One Up The Westphalia - We Told You So, Says Lucid!

German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered a signficant blow yesterday when German's biggest region decisively rejected her austerity policies. Her Christian Democrats suffered a heavy defeat in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, with the Social D...
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Funny story: Niall Ferguson To Present Reith Lectures - Good On Yer Says Lucid

Niall Ferguson To Present Reith Lectures - Good On Yer Says Lucid

Economic historian Niall Ferguson has been chosen by the BBC to give the 2012 Reith Lectures. The lecture series titled The Rule of Law and its Enemies will explore the influence of man-made institutions on global economic growth and democracy.
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Funny story: Durham Plans To Join Oxbridge - Top Academic 'Not Interested'

Durham Plans To Join Oxbridge - Top Academic 'Not Interested'

Durham University plans to become the "Oxbridge of the North" with an ambitious plan to hire 50 extra professors and develop innovative areas of research. Like Oxford and Cambidge, historic Durham operates a collegiate system, but it has never ran...
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Funny story: Michael Gove's A-Level Shake-Up: It's About Time, Says Top Academic

Michael Gove's A-Level Shake-Up: It's About Time, Says Top Academic

A top local academic has welcomed the Education Secretary's announcement that universities will take control of A-level syllabuses. In a letter to Ofqal, the qualifications watchdog, Michael Gove announced that ministers would relinquish control o...
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Funny story: She Wolves: England's Early Queens... TV Review

She Wolves: England's Early Queens... TV Review

Ken Lucid gave the book She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled Engand Before Elizabeth the thumbs-up when it was published in 2010. Now Dr Helen Castor has turned her effort into a three-part series for BBC4, and this first programme focussed on Matilda and Eleanor of Aquitaine. It seemed only natural to ask Prof Lucid to cast his eye over results... Thank heavens for BBC4! It's the only place you...
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Funny story: History Channel - 'What The F***?' Says Top Academic

History Channel - 'What The F***?' Says Top Academic

Digital TV service, The History Channel, has been rubbished by a top historian over its 'crap content.' Prof Ken Lucid has hit out at the channel following a day's viewing and checking the TV schedules. "I don't get much time off," Prof Lucid s...
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Funny story: History Review: Queen Anne: The Politics Of Passion, By Anne Somerset

History Review: Queen Anne: The Politics Of Passion, By Anne Somerset

The last Stuart monarch was a key figure in the Glorious Revolution that overthrew her father, James II. She is also famous for her 17 pregnancies and tragically short-lived offspring, a tempestuous friendship with Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, and furniture legs. Ken Lucid casts an eye over this welcome reappraisal... Have you seen how much The First Churchills is on DVD at Amazo...
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Funny story: Wikipedia Shutdown Boosts Student Library Visits

Wikipedia Shutdown Boosts Student Library Visits

Libraries at UK universities struggled to keep up with demand yesterday as students turned to traditional methods of research. Young academics found they had to read books for information as online resource, Wikipedia, shut down for the day in pro...
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Funny story: History Disappearing From Classrooms Is History Already Says Historian

History Disappearing From Classrooms Is History Already Says Historian

A new report on the state of history teaching has been blasted by a leading historian. Figures produced by Conservative MP Chris Skidmore, a member of the Commons all-party group on history, suggest that pupils in fewer than a third of state schoo...
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Funny story: Cambridge Uni Greeting Advice Blasted By Controversial Academic

Cambridge Uni Greeting Advice Blasted By Controversial Academic

Keen to avoid upsetting Muslim or disabled students, authorities at Cambridge University have warned their academics against automatically shaking hands. They fear the traditional western greeting may cause offence to Muslim women and people with...
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Funny story: Victoria & Albert Museum Postmodernism: Style And Subversion 1970-1990 (And Private Eye: The First 50 Years) A Post-Postmodern Review.

Victoria & Albert Museum Postmodernism: Style And Subversion 1970-1990 (And Private Eye: The First 50 Years) A Post-Postmodern Review.

Historian and academic Ken Lucid jumped on the District Line and had a butcher's at a couple of exhibitions at The V&A... Post-modern irony? I'll tell you what's post-modern irony... the exhibition souvenir shop charging twenty quid for a T-shirt with "Protect Me From What I Want" emblazoned across the chest! Bloody typical postmodernist cheek! Anyway, aware that we are supposedly...
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Funny story: University Challenge Reviews Blackout Ends After Chiswick Talks Brokered By Top Academic

University Challenge Reviews Blackout Ends After Chiswick Talks Brokered By Top Academic

Controversial historian Ken Lucid was at the centre of high-powered talks that will see reviews of University Challenge return to influential news site TheSpoof from next week. The popular TV quiz show was reviewed every week during its 2010/11 se...
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Funny story: Duchess Of Cambridge Seeks Lucid Advice

Duchess Of Cambridge Seeks Lucid Advice

While the Duchess of Cambridge is being tutored on the workings of British institutions to prepare her for a lifetime of royal duties, one expert is missing from her list of teachers. Royal aides have revealed that specialists in the arts, Governm...
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Funny story: History Lesson Figures Enrage Top Academic Again

History Lesson Figures Enrage Top Academic Again

A top academic responded angrily yesterday to further evidence that history lessons were being squeezed out of schools. Research by the Historical Association shows that rising numbers of pupils are receiving just two years of compulsory history l...
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Funny story: David Starkey Misses Out As Controversial Academic Accepts Top Job

David Starkey Misses Out As Controversial Academic Accepts Top Job

TV historian David Starkey was put out of his misery earlier today when controversial colleague Ken Lucid accepted a new job at Hounslow University. The academic community has been waiting with bated breath since earlier this summer when the autho...
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Funny story: Top Academic Fumes Over History GCSE Decline

Top Academic Fumes Over History GCSE Decline

Controversial academic Ken Lucid has lambasted government policy on teaching after it emerged that 159 state schools failed to enter any pupils for history GCSE this year. The Department Of Education revealed the figures on the day that pupils acr...
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News Media Will Only Report on Women Not Raped by Cosby

There are now so many Bill Cosby rape accusers that a new one is no longer news; what is news is a woman he hasn't drugged or raped.
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