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Warwick University Limited – reissue by Spokesman Books & Launch on 31 March

March 19, 2014

Spokesman Books have reissued Warwick University Ltd edited by EP Thompson and originally published in 1970.

In February 1970, students occupying the Registry at Warwick University uncovered evidence of secret political surveillance of staff and students. There followed not only fierce debates within the university on issues of governance and democracy, but also a legal battle as the administration tried to stop the press from publishing the documentary evidence, and wider public debate on the purpose and values of university education. Warwick University Ltd will be of great interest to today’s activists, because the conflict at Warwick clearly prefigures current struggles over the subordination of higher education to commercial goals, as well as political surveillance, policing, the use of legal injunctions, press freedom and business corruption. This edition includes a new introduction prepared by some of the original contributors, highlighting the links between then and now

The London launch

Date:  Monday 31 March

Time: 6p.m.  

Venue: London School of Economics, Room OLD3. 21

Speakers include:  David Davis MP;  Hugo Radice (editor of new edition); Heather Brooke (journalist and former Warwick student)

Special Offer – £6 per copy!!

Spokesman Press can provide pre-publication copies of the new edition of Warwick University Ltd. at a reduced price of £6 per copy. Please add £1 for UK postage, £5 for Europe and £7 for the rest of the world. Orders with mailing address to Tony Simpson at:

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  1. Reblogged this on Critical Education and commented:

    Monday evening

  2. Reblogged this on Progressive Geographies and commented:
    E.P. Thompson’s classic edited study reissued.

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