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According to researchers calling for a “rebellion” against traditional forms of output, Hip-hop poetry, magic and circus acts should be embraced by academics to make their work more effective and help them spread their findings among a wider audience, the article says.

The group, which includes academics from the UK, Europe and Australia, is publishing a book that sets out how researchers can “rise up and rebel” against the conventions of higher education.

The case studies in the book – Doing Rebellious Research in and Beyond the Academy – include the Academy of Magic and Science, co-created by staff at Cambridge Judge Business School. Its magic shows introduce audiences to connections between diverse subjects such as engineering and psychology, and aim “to provoke curiosity and surprise” when presenting research.

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