Skeggs letter

Date: 29 April 2010 15:32:56 GMT+01:00
Subject: closure of philosophy

Dear senior management team,

I’m writing to express horror at the closure of your Philosophy department. As the most important modern European Philosophy department in the country with such a high research rating your decision shows scant regard for the national academic standards of this country. What does it say about the intellectual culture of universities if such a decision can be made? It certainly lowers the standard of your university in the community both nationally and internationally. It is shocking that a university which makes such a research-destructive decision is even classified as a university any more. I urge you to reconsider and help save the academic culture of our country.

Yours, Beverley Skeggs

Beverley Skeggs, Professor Sociology, Goldsmiths
University of London
New Cross
SE14 6NW

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