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Monday, 1 March 2010

Modern languages could "die out in the next 20 years at university if we are not careful" warns Vice-Chancellor

An influential group of leading academics and cultural figures has issued a stark warning that they fear for the future of the arts and humanities in British universities.

A letter to the Observer, signed by the directors of major arts institutions and a number of university vice-chancellors, claims that funding cuts and a decision to focus on the sciences have left subjects such as philosophy, literature, history, languages and art facing "worrying times". Without urgent action the country's intellectual heritage is in danger of being diminished, they conclude.

The Observer

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