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What is a University?

When medievals first spoke of university they were referring not so much to institutions as to people.

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Three Thousand

In this short film, Inuk artist Asinnajaq plunges us into a sublime imaginary universe—14 minutes of luminescent, archive-inspired cinema that recast the present, past and future of her people in a radiant new light.

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Philosophy and Kant

Towards the conclusion of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason he writes something that might come as a surprise.

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Learning Online

Information is everywhere. Here’s our growing list of places that keep learning alive online.

Pale Blue Dot image of Earth floating in space from the TV seies Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
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Pale Blue Dot

Watch Carl Sagan deliver his now famous Pale Blue Dot speech for the very first time to a live audience.

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Colons and Semicolons

Grammar is recognised as one of the seven liberal arts. The School of Life offers a brief but fascinating explanation of the subtlety of the semicolon.

Learning and the Soul in Plato's allegory of the cave
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Learning and the Soul

In Plato’s Republic the allegory of the cave reveals that each of us has a unique capacity to learn.