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Women’s fashion, periods and trousers | Letters

Labour peer Margaret Prosser on fashion photographers portraying women as objects, Mari Peacock on her menstrual art and Clare Hale on school uniformsThere has been much reporting over recent weeks of...

Head of grammar school that forced out A-level students resigns

Aydin Önaç quits St Olave’s school in Orpington, where Guardian found policy of culling pupils who were falling below A gradesThe headteacher of a top grammar school has resigned, following weeks...

Ex-pupils criticise St Paul’s girls’ school over request for abuse stories

Invitation to share experiences for drama project causes anger, with some alleging sexual abuse while at the London schoolA leading independent girls’ school at the centre of allegations of historical sexual...

I’m against private schools, but could a new cheap ‘no frills’ option sway me?

A plan to open a school with annual fees of £2,700 sounds superficially appealing – it wouldn’t be a place just for the richI must admit that I felt a slight,...

We enjoy independent thought, they suffer from ‘groupthink’

How the term ‘groupthink’ is a classic example of a rhetorical intervention designed to shut down argument before it even startsThere is an intellectual plague spreading among us, and only a few...

Academic colleagues, where was your support for my chronic illness?

When I was diagnosed with a rare medical condition, it was my peer network, not my university colleagues, who helped get me through my PhDDuring my part-time PhD studies, I developed...

Nurseries ban glitter in pre-Christmas drive for cleaner seas

Tops Day Nurseries group cracks down amid fears children’s favourite could be as harmful to environment as microbeadsGlitter, as anyone who has ever worn it knows, has a habit of turning...

NUS to investigate sexual harassment at universities

National Union of Students to do first survey of staff sexual misconduct and universities’ responses to complaintsSexual harassment in universities is to be investigated by the National Union of Students, which...

Universal credit could mean 50,000 more children get free school meals

Headteachers association welcomes the announcement but expresses dismay that enrolment will still not be automaticAround 50,000 more school children in England could get free school meals next year, after the government...

A mission for journalism in a time of crisis

In a turbulent era, the media must define its values and principles, writes Guardian editor-in-chief Katharine Viner• In our turbulent times, we need good journalism more than ever ‘No former period,...