Press coverage

Most recent articles first:

BBC, ‘Rally over Middlesex University protesters’ suspension‘, 28 May 2010, 19:02 UK

Peter Amdam, ‘Éric Alliez om Suplica‘, Kunstkritikk, 28 May 2010.

Tim Ross and Miranda Bryant, ‘University suspends philosophy professors after sit-in over closure‘, The Evening Standard, 27 May 2010.

Save this beacon of philosophical study‘, Guardian Letters, 27 May 2010 [signed by 18 publishers].

Mike Sweeney, Academic staff suspended at Middlesex University, New Statesman, 25 May 2010

Jonathan Wolff, Why is Middlesex University philosophy department closing?, The Guardian, 18 May 2010

John Protevi, Why Middlesex Matters, Inside Higher Ed, 17 May 2010

Jeremy Gilbert, The loss of philosophy, Red Pepper, 14 May 2010

Patrick Hayes, Yes we Lacan: a revolt of philosophy students, Spiked, 13 May 2010

Lynne Segal, Middlesex’s philosophical struggle, The Guardian (Comment is Free), 9 May 2010

Graeme Paton, Plan to shut leading philosophy course condemned by academics, Daily Telegraph, 9 May 2010

Jamie Doward, Middlesex University cuts spark international protest from philosophers, The Observer, 9 May 2010 [NB please approach the figures cited in this article with caution – please read in conjunction with our Finance FAQ]

Newshour, BBC World Service, 9 May 2010 (starts at 41.12)

Frederika Whitehead, International academics protest at Middlesex philosophy closure, The Guardian, 7 May 2010

Lizzie Cocker, Students occupy Middlesex University for third day, Morning Star, 6 May 2010

John Morgan, Loss of philosophy at Middlesex raises fears for humanities, Times Higher Education, 6 May 2010

John Morgan, Hell no, we won’t go: Students occupy office to protest philosophy cuts at Middlesex, Times Higher Education 5 May 2010

Paul Myerscough, No Financial ValueLondon Review of Books, 4 May 2010

Anindya Bhattacharyya, Middlesex Students Occupy Against CutsSocialist Worker, 4 May 2010

John Morgan, Middlesex to phase out philosophy, Times Higher Education, 1 May 2010

Simon Reid-Henry, The Assault on the humanities: philosophy at Middlesex University under threat, New Statesman, 29 April 2010.

Nina Power, A blow to philosophy, and minorities, The Guardian (Comment is Free), 29 April 2010

Brian Leiter, Middlesex University in the U.K. Cuts Its Highest RAE-Rated Program in Its Entirety!, Leiter Reports, 28 April 2010

(Journalists interested in the story will find an overview of the situation here, and can get in touch with members of the campaign by sending an email to, marked ‘PRESS’ in the subject bar).


1 Response to Press coverage

  1. Darren Atkinson says:

    Spiked Online have also recently published a supportive piece here:

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