Monthly Archives: November 2010

Student protests in Bristol

I was proud to see so many of our students out on the streets last Wednesday. Here’s an account of their successful occupation of the Student Union building, with some awesome pictures, though they didn’t get some of my favourite … Continue reading

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signal boost 2

In the cuts, the UK government is axing the Education Maintenance Allowance, which enables students from poor families to stay at school beyond the compulsory leaving age. You can sign a petition to save it here (there’s also a pdf … Continue reading

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signal boost

Proper post later, but I just thought you might like* to know that the UN just voted to remove sexual orientation from a list of discriminatory grounds for execution. I can’t actually think about this too much, partly because I … Continue reading

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prince william’s engagement: a feminist perspective

Just as I got into my office today, the phone was ringing. So you have to picture me having this conversation with my iPod all tangled round me and my coat still on and my various bags and tags and … Continue reading

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It’s here! It’s real!

Look, it’s a real book! Also, here is the blurb on the back, which I must have written but I have no memory of. I think it does quite a good job of describing the book, given what I’ve already … Continue reading

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Gatherings at Country Houses: This Time It’s Personal

Guess where we have just been? THAT’S RIGHT. It was probably for the best that while we were watching the Gatherings At Country Houses movies we had entirely forgotten that we were booked to GO to a country house for … Continue reading

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we interrupt our regularly scheduled programming

to bring you this review of the Browne report on higher education funding in the UK: It is difficult to estimate – though some reports suggest it may be difficult to exaggerate – the damage that may be done to … Continue reading

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