Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Another Philosophy Dept. bites the dust

There's no longer any doubt that the value of thought is on the decline. Middlesex University is closing its Philosophy Dept even though the dept. is ranked world leading and contributes its fair share to the University budget.

Help us do something about it (taken from Nina Power's blog:

To express support and to help with the campaign email Professor Peter Osborne: making reference to Middlesex philosophy in the subject line. PLEASE CIRCULATE THIS NEWS WIDELY - closure at Liverpool and cuts at KCL and elsewhere have been avoided due to protests. It IS possible to stop the demented venal idiocy of university management

UPDATE: Meeting next Wednesday, May 5, 7:30pm - 9:00pm, Oakwood Tavern, 155 Bramley Road, Oakwood, London, N14 4XA (Facebook group for meeting)

Join the Save Middlesex philosophy group on Facebook.

University News – Philosophy at Middlesex

UPDATE: What you can do to help - and please do help even if you're not in the UK.

A petition has been made, please sign it to show your support

and also it would be helpful if you could send an email to these peope, resonsible for the decision that has been made.

Vice-Chancellor of the University, Michael Driscoll,;

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise, Waqar Ahmad,;

Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic, Margaret House,;

Dean of the School of Arts & Education, Ed Esche,

(The full set of emails is;;;

If you are able to send such an email, it would be helpful if you blind copied (BCC) it to our campaign email,

Post a Comment