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Can The Prizes Still Glitter? is the inaugural publication of Agora, a new independent think tank which focuses on the future of our universities. Edited by Hugo de Burgh (Editor of China in Britain, Professor of Journalism and Director of the China Media Centre at the University of Westminster), Anna Fazackerley (Director of Education Think Tank Agora) and Jeremy Black (Professor of History at Exeter University), Can The Prizes Still Glitter? is a fascinating insight into Britain's academic institutions in an ever-changing world.
Thirty-four contributors including eight vice chancellors, politicians, business leaders and academics from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and institutions have included personal essays on their views about the state of Britain's universities and where they ought to be.
They confront many of the big, and often uncomfortable issues facing Britain, and present some of the solutions undertaken by certain institutions in order to highlight the difficult decisions faced by politicians and university leaders.
If British institutions seek to match the rapid progress seen elsewhere in the world, we need to get moving...