[Humanist] 30.807 events: The Future of Our Universities

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sun Mar 5 08:07:59 CET 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 807.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2017 06:58:31 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: The Future of Our Universities

The Future of Our Universities

Tuesday 28 March, 8 p.m.
Beveridge Hall, Senate House


What will our universities be like in ten or twenty years’ time? How 
will they be funded, how accessible will they be, and how will they be 
affected by Brexit? These and many other issues will be debated at a 
special London Review Bookshop event.

Stefan Collini, whose latest book Speaking of Universities challenges 
the marketisation of higher education, will be joined by writer and 
academic Marina Warner; former Conservative Minister for Universities 
David Willetts; and Dinah Birch, Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University 
of Liverpool.

London Review of Books


Sold Out (LRB 35.20, 24 October 2013)

A for-profit private provider is a business like any other: even though 
it may make a lot of noise about its ‘educational mission’ and so on, it 
is geared to making money for parent companies, directors and shareholders.


Learning My Lesson (LRB 37.6, 19 March 2015)

Cuts are the tools of the ideological decision to stop subsidising 
tuition and to start withdrawing from directly supporting research. What 
we are in effect moving towards is the privatisation of higher education.


The Perfect Plot Device (LRB 30.14, 17 July 2008)

Ruth Brandon claims the uncompromising Emily Davies, whose educational 
campaigns lay behind the foundation of Girton College in 1869, as the 
single-handed liberator of all British women: ‘It was she who finally 
destroyed the vicious circle that confined women to the elementary level 
of education, and secondary place in society, that governesses were 
employed not only to impart but to perpetuate.’
Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
Humanities, King's College London; Adjunct Professor, Western Sydney
University and North Carolina State University; Editor,
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20)

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