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Credit Crunch May Bring Cap On University Places

  Universities in England and Wales are warning that a funding shortfall will mean a freeze on extra places. The statement came in response to a letter from the Higher Education Funding Council for England, saying “at this stage” there will be no allocations of extra places until 2011. More from the BBC… However, there are …

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Watch out for Bone Kickers

The BBC is to air a new TV drama based on the heady world of the archaeologist. According to Polly Hill, the BBC’s commissioning editor for independent drama, said Bone Kickers would make history and archaeology “sexy, accessible and exciting”. Our Introduction to Archaeology tutor, Howard Middleton-Jones, is yet to admit whether the series is …

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Flat Earth News

A new book out, Flat Earth News, takes a good look at journalism nowadays, arguing that newspaper stories are often recycled pieces or, as Roy Greenslade in the Guardian describes the book: “it amounts to a full-frontal assault on the newspapers for routinely publishing dodgy stories.” <br />   <img src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.co.uk/s/noscript?tag=thenewcuriosi-21″ alt=”” /><br />