Badmington letter

Dear Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellors, and Dean,

I am writing to register my profound concern and disbelief at the news that Middlesex University is to close its programmes in Philosophy. I find it hard to believe that an institution avowedly committed to ‘research excellence’ would choose to destroy a successful area of the university with such an excellent reputation for research and innovation. I am not a philosopher, but I am well aware of the global standing of Philosophy at Middlesex; what you have — and what you are curiously proposing to axe — is something unique and with striking international influence.

I have acted as External Examiner at your institution (at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and in different disciplines) in the past. I would be ashamed to be associated with Middlesex University in the future if this savage cut goes ahead.

Yours sincerely,
Neil Badmington

Dr Neil Badmington
Reader in English Literature
School of English, Communication & Philosophy
Cardiff University
Humanities Building
Colum Drive
Cardiff. CF10 3EU.
United Kingdom.

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