Wednesday Events: The Big SOAS Teach Out!

Come all ye minds of intrigue. After a very successful teach-in day, it is time to once again break out of the university bubble. This time we take to the streets in a form of protest quite different than the usual. Our message that education and access to knowledge should be open and accessible to all will be made all across London, as lectures and discussions erupt in train stations, museums and shopping centres…

9-11am: St.Pancras International Station, in front of Pain Quotidien – Trevor Marchant is holding his lecture on The importance of Vocational Education and Craft Training in Africa and the Middle East.

10-11am: Meet on SOAS steps for a lecture by Laleh Khalili in the British Museum. Followed at 11am by a lecture by Whitney Cox about “Why should anyone study Sanskrit?” highlighting the importance of one of our courses that might be cut next year… again, in the British Museum!

11-12pm: Meet at SOAS steps for a lecture by Stephen Chan in the Brunswick Centre

12.30pm: Meet outside Birkbeck for mass school-sweep around Bloomsbury area. Organised by UCL & UCU. Come and make some noise!

1.30-2.30pm: Meet on SOAS steps for a lecture by Phil Clark “African Transitions: Why Democracy Means More than Internationally Sanctioned Elections” in Russel Square Tube Station.

2.30pm: meet on SOAS steps for a lecture by Polly Pallister-Wilkins and Giovanni Cozzi in a bank branch near Russel Square (tba)!

3pm: Meet on SOAS steps to take over tube carriages for mini-lectures and shout-outs about the state of Higher Education!

4.30pm: Meet on SOAS steps to go to Euston Station for the MASSIVE SYMBOLIC LECTURE by all and for all, for free and universal education. We will be joined by UCL, LSE, and Kings Students for this one.


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4 Responses to Wednesday Events: The Big SOAS Teach Out!

  1. Marina says:

    Hiya folks
    Might be worth you and also encouraging other occupations to spread their news and events outside of the occupation blogs and occupation networks.

    It would be good if you could post these types of public events to London Indymedia ( and Indymedia UK ( to make sure as many people know as possible. I saw your blog on Indymedia because it had been put up, otherwise I would have never heard about today’s awesome Teach-Outs!

    Best to you

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  4. I’ll come and give you a lecture if you like. (Have powerpoint will travel!) See below – went down quite well at Greenwich and London Met last week:Public lecture:
    ‘”Of our elaborate plans/ The end”, On government’s reception of the Browne Review in the context of the Public Spending Review’
    Patrick Ainley
    Professor of Training and Education
    in the School of Education and Training (as was)
    University of Greenwich,
    Queen Anne 080
    Maritime Site
    5 pm
    Wed 8th December

    The co-author of ‘Lost Generation? New strategies for youth and education’ (London: Continuum 2010) puts the government’s reaction to Browne’s review in the wider context of the ending of a phase of progressive educational reform beginning with the official introduction of comprehensive state secondary schooling in England after 1965 and going on to expanded F&HE, including the polytechnic experiment. He sees the Coalition’s policies as ending this attempt to change society and to solve economic problems through education. However, as education returns to shoring up existing privilege, the ‘brightest and best’ who win through relentless competition are increasingly and transparently revealed as the richest and most privileged – no matter how many (or in all likelihood, how few) bursaries the Russell Group provide for poor scholars. Such selection demands a justification and may find it in spurious genetic theories such as could be called upon in 1944. Looking still more broadly, Patrick follows Ken Roberts in asking what next for young people after the end of the long-baby boomer generation?
    Patrick Ainley
    co-author of ‘Lost Generation? New strategies for youth and education’, London: Continuum 2010
    Find me on Facebook with this email address
    and/ or follow me on Twitter as Ollover Krumwall
    plus see my webpage/ blog with Martin Allen at
    Motto: ‘Excrementum semper concitandum’

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