Today was a quiet day on campus, due mainly to the snow and the consequent lecture cancellations. Putting all of this aside, the response from those students who were on campus was largely positive. People do seem genuinely angry about the cuts and fee rises.
Tom Mangan gave a hilarous theatre workshop, featuring many ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ copy-cat scenes. Later, Pete Pitfield gave an important workshop entitled, ‘Hands Off: Street Defence’ which featured many tactics for avoiding police brutality and taught us the importance of sticking with an affinity group.
At 5pm, we had the Friends of Palestine launch meeting. Jody McIntyre gave us a short speech on his time in Palestine and the relationship between the struggle he saw there and the struggle we are currently facing here.