Universities in Crisis

A Critic panel brought light as well as heat to the troubled question of higher education

International student numbers must be capped, and candidates held to the same academic standards

The tyranny of DEI, the canard of “decolonisation” and the rise of the bureaucrats

Inside the secret Cambridge societies hiding their unfashionable views

The battle for British universities is not yet lost

Students denounced, lecturers cowed and managers with little interest in truth

More students have been worse. Some became dons — they have been worse too

It all goes wrong when arts departments start imitating research universities