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Against the Slow Cancellation of the Future
Scholarship, education and the strike
The USS strike stimulated opportunities for reflections and discussion on the state of scholarship and education across UK universities in the form of 'teach outs' on the picket line. The strike also resulted in what John Jacobs has called a 'protestival' or 'carnival of protest' which is reflected in the numerous songs, stories, poems and satirical parodies that were enacted to protest the manner in which UUK and UCU negotiations took place and neoliberalism and the demise of public education.
Picket Line Perspectives – Part IV: More Than a ‘Lecturers’ Strike’ (16.03.18)
- Josh Allen, an academic-related member of staff at a non-striking institution
- Beatrice Hyams, a member of professional university support staff based in London
Picket Line Perspectives – Part III: ‘Solidarity Forever’ (16.03.18)
- Andrew S. Tompkins, Lecturer in Modern European History, University of Sheffield
- Dan Healey, Professor of Modern Russian History, University of Oxford
- Onni Gust, Assistant Professor of History, University of Nottingham
- Eleanor Davey, University of Manchester
Picket Line Perspectives: Historians on the Pensions Strike (28.02.18)
- Professor Richard Drayton, Rhodes Professor of Imperial History, King’s College London
- Dr Sasha Handley, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History, The University of Manchester
- Dr Lucy Delap, Reader in Modern British and Gender History, University of Cambridge
- Dr Andrew Dowling, Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies, Cardiff University
Why'd you do it Sally (Sell Out) - A Sussex Original Song
James Sumner's poem 'Defined Retribution'
Demanding the Impossible: A Strike Zine
REFUSE - RE-FUSE
This project offered a space to share words and images created during the UCU Pensions strike.