29 April 2010
Dear Vice-Chancellor and colleagues,
I fear that I hardly need to say more to than that your already notorious announcement that you will terminate the teaching of philosophy at Middlesex will do no more than bring public shame and opprobrium upon you. There is little point in dwelling on the distinguished history of the subject at Middlesex nor on the exceptionally brutal treatment of a group of staff, my some time colleagues and actual friends. For I cannot imagine any way to persuade you to reverse such a decision other than to insist that it is one which only underlines your bankruptcy as leaders of a once major institution.
Professor of Fine Art
Goldsmiths, University of London