The lack of critique in public life is as detrimental to the wellbeing of our national institutions as the priority now given to market values, and clearly the two things are related as the phone hacking scandal singularly demonstrates. The scandal also demonstrates that we are all in this together… we have reached a tipping point and now have the opportunity to reset a British public realm 2.0 in which complexity, plurality and critique are central to national life and in which the value of public service and a commitment to the pursuit of enlightenment, development and the truth are the bedrock of publicly funded institutions. We must also have a commitment to the absolute necessity of an autonomous press and independent universities.

The Oxford Literary Review Sussex Seminar 2011

Posted: Tuesday 05 Jul 2011
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The Ends of Capital Punishment: Derrida and the Death Penalty Featuring: Geoffrey Bennington (Emory University), Peggy Kamuf (University of Southern California), Michael Naas (De Paul University)  University of Sussex, A103, Tuesday 12 July, 3-5pm. Free event. All welcome.

Aestheticising Disaster video

Posted: Sunday 03 Jul 2011
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A discussion on the atomic sublime in photography, held at the Daniel Blau Gallery, April 2011. Featuring Simon Morgan Wortham and Hager Weslati of LGS. To view (password: blau) click here

The University is a Noble Institution

Posted: Friday 01 Jul 2011
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The White Paper is about the ideological demand to privatise HE in the UK, to transfer by that means the common wealth of our culture and sciences unto the hands of the few.

The Daily Mail and the Stephen Lawrence Murder by Brian Cathcart

Thursday 02 Nov 2017
Posted in Thoughtpiece

Read Brain Cathcart's article in Political Quarterly here The Daily Mail's coverage of the 1993 race murder of Stephen Lawrence has been held up as...