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The hedgehog and Lord Browne: the ‘to come’ of the humanities

Long, Maebh (2011) The hedgehog and Lord Browne: the ‘to come’ of the humanities. World Picture (Spring 2011), 5 . pp. 1-16. ISSN 1938-1700

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The close of 2010 saw England rocked by protests made by a section of society long and popularly vilified as apathetic and indolent. Students. Large scale student protests took place around the country on the 10th, 24th and 30th of November, the 9th of December, and then again on the 29th of January, as tens of thousands of students and academics across the country marched, occupied buildings, held sit-ins and teach-ins. 1 The protests, mainly peaceful, sometimes violent, saw the headquarters of the conservative party occupied, and students dancing on the streets. They saw graffiti on national monuments, and homework done on street corners. They saw a car carrying Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, attacked, although neither was hurt. They also saw Jody McIntyre, a twenty year old activist suffering from cerebral palsy pulled from his wheelchair by police, 2 and twenty year old philosophy student Alfie Meadows rushed for emergency brain surgery after police baton charges. 3 They saw the kettling 4 of teenagers—the 24th saw protestors contained in temperatures close to freezing without food, water or access to toilet facilities from 1pm to 9pm, 5 while the 9th saw the same treatment until close to midnight. 6 They resulted in a 32 month jail sentence for Edward Woollard, an 18 year old A-Level student, who threw a fire extinguisher on the 10th of November, 7 and to date have seen seven charged as a result of the protests on the 9th of December.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: A General Works > AI Indexes (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Language, Arts and Media
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2011 07:37
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2012 07:37

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