Wednesday 1 November / 5 p.m. / Audit Room, King's College, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST
The latest seminar in the Critical Theory and Practice series organized by students and staff at the University of Cambridge will discuss the tremendous student protests of 2010, in the light of the publication of Matt Myers's oral history Student Revolt. (The protests were set off by the coalition government's early austerity measures in higher education, above all the near tripling of tuition fees.) Myers and Nick Evans as participants will speak alongside the current student activist Ed McNally. The seminar is co-hosted by Cambridge Defend Education, the key student organization founded here at the time.
Tuesday 10 October / 5 p.m. / Keynes Hall, King's College, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST
A short notice to say that we're glad to be taking part in Cambridge Defend Education's Disorientation event tonight! The student-organized meeting is 'intended to bring together those who are made to feel uncomfortable at Cambridge, or who refuse to grow comfortable with the way that the systems in this university and town operate.'
Thursday 3 November / 7 p.m. / Outer Parlour, Pembroke College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RF
The student group Cambridge Defend Education will hold its first open meeting of the academic year tomorrow night. Among other things, the meeting will discuss what the government's reforms mean for higher education, and how we can fight for free education and diverse curriculums.
Tuesdays, January to March / 5 p.m. / various venues
The seminar series organized by Cambridge Defend Education and Cambridgeshire Left returns for a fourth university term, aiming 'to integrate contemporary radical theory with political practice and activism'. In each seminar a talk by a guest is followed by an open discussion.Read more
Wednesday 4 November / 12 midday / Malet Street, London WC1E
Students will take to the streets next week to protest the government's elitist education reforms – deep cuts in further and continuing education, the abolition of maintenance grants and likely still higher fees in higher education – and to demand free education and living grants (in the sense of a living wage) for all. The demonstration is called by the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts.Read more
October to December / 5 p.m. / Room 4, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX
The seminar series organized by Cambridge Defend Education and Cambridgeshire Left returns for a third university term, aiming 'to integrate contemporary radical theory with political practice and activism'. In each seminar a talk by a guest is followed by an open discussion.Read more