Thursday, 27 May 2010

Save Middlesex Philosophy! Rally Thursday afternoon

Just time to post the text of a leaflet advertising a rally at the Hendon campus of Middlesex University on Thursday 27 May (today). Students and staff are campaigning to keep the highly regarded philosophy department open. I shall take the Barnet TUC banner - I hope to see some of you there!

save middlesex philosophy

Bullying managers at Middlesex University have suspended three philosophy staff and four philosophy students for the ‘crime’ of campaigning to save their own jobs and courses.

The Middlesex managers want to shut down the university’s world renowned philosophy centre. They say philosophy makes ‘no measurable contribution’ to their profits.

Students occupied the Mansion Building at Middlesex’s Trent Park campus for 12 days in protest at the closure decision. Management reacted by lashing out with suspensions against staff and students. They are threatening everyone involved in this peaceful protest.

We must not let them get away with trashing Middlesex’s academic reputation, shutting down successful departments and intimidating staff and students who stand up to them.

Come to our protest rally on Thursday 27 May, 4pm onwards, at Middlesex University’s Hendon campus, NW4 4BT.

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