This from Jacob of the The Third Estate. While we're on the subject Brother S and I will be on the NUS/UCU demo organised for next Wednesday - anyone game for a meet up?
Hosted by ULU President Clare Solomon and featuring speakers from School Students Against War, NUS Campaigns, and the Middlesex Occupation, academics and other special guests, Education on Trial is a carnivalesque evening of live entertainment, art and discussion exploring the issues facing our education system today and building resistance to those threatening it. The night begins with speed debating, followed by interactive sessions focusing on schools, academies and privatisation; higher education, cuts and fees; pedagogy, radical education and the future.
In a change from our usual venue, 'Education on Trial' will be held at the University of London Union, on Thursday 4th November from 6pm. The event is taking place shortly before the ‘Fund Our Future: Stop Education Cuts’ demonstration called by the National Union of Students and the University and College Union on Wednesday 10 November 2010. Mutiny will discuss the future of education in the face of the planned cuts and Browne review recommendations, helping to mobilise for the march.
For more information, please see the attached flyer and sign up to the facebook event here.
Tickets are already available here, and cost just £3 if purchased in advance.
-----The series of ‘on Trial’ events are organised by a London-based activist collective called the Mutiny, with the aim of bringing together meaningful debate, creativity and live entertainment in a safe nonpartisan space. We provide lively discussion, music, performance poetry, interactive technology and visual art in an event which encourages people to share ideas and skills. Sessions are participatory and nondidactic, and guests are invited to engage with speakers and other participants around a central discussion table.