Saturday, 22 May 2010
Save Middlesex Philosophy - Reading Group - 1 June 18:00 - 20:00
In late April 2010, Middlesex University decided to close down Philosophy, its highest research-rated subject; ever since, Middlesex students and staff, and many thousands of their supporters in the UK and around the world, have been battling to save it. Over the course of the past decade, Middlesex University has come to be widely recognised as one of the most important centres for the study of modern European philosophy in the English-speaking world. However the Management at Middlesex are only measuring it's contribution through it's financial gains. The Department is not in the red it's just not performing as well as other vocational subjects. This is of course a threat not only to philosophy but to other subjects that are not lucrative to an institution. For more information see http://savemdxphil.com/about/
A group of campaign supporters from Manchester have decided to join Middlesex Philosophy Students in their continued effect to revert the decision to close down the department by joining their summer reading group over skype. The first session of which is to happen on the 1st of June starting at 18:00 with a reading of chapters from Freud's "Interpretation of dreams" and Alain Badiou's "Ethics".
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