Tag Archives: Universities

Why I Support the Degrading is Degrading Campaign

On the 4th of November 2011 Cambridge student newspaper Varsity reported the launch of a “Degrading is Degrading” campaign. Having read the article I responded immediately by Twitter to express my support. While I had no particular knowledge or experience of the process of “degrading”, the Cambridge terminology for being allowed to take a year [...]

Cambridge Enterprise Seeking Chief Executive

One of the most important jobs in the Cambridge and UK economy is currently being advertised. Cambridge Enterprise, the body responsible for commercialising the University of Cambridge’s intellectual property, is seeking a Chief Executive. Cambridge Enterprise is responsible for looking after the university’s stake in patents, spin out companies, looking after the university’s interests when [...]

Universities Minister David Willetts on Tuition Fees and Science

David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science, Speaking in Cambridge on the 3rd of March 2011. On the evening of the 3rd of March 2011 I went to listen to Universities and Science Minister David Willetts speaking at the University of Cambridge. As the minister sought to defend his Government’s policy of [...]

David Willetts – Minister for Universities and Science – Speaking in Cambridge

David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science. David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science, is speaking in Cambridge this evening, the 3rd of March 2011. The event, described as “an evening with” and a “debate” rather than simply a speech, has been organised by the Cambridge University Scientific Society [...]

Huppert Gagged by Party on Tuition Fees?

Cambridge MP Julian Huppert Earlier this evening I listened to Cambridge MP Julian Huppert speaking on the subject of : “The future of science in Parliament” at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge. During his speech Mr Huppert stated that he had agreed with his chief whip not to talk about tuition fees in public. I tweeted [...]

No Progress on Cambridge City Council Campaign to Oppose University Cuts

At Cambridge City Council’s annual meeting on the 27th of May 2010 Lewis Herbert the leader of the Labour opposition group on Cambridge City Council put the following oral question to the Leader of Cambridge City Council Liberal Democrat Sian Reid: What progress has the Council made in its campaign launched at the February Council [...]

Tuition Fees – General Election Spring 2010 – Cambridge

Tuition fees were thought to be a key factor during the last general election in Cambridge. The next parliament may well take key decisions on the subject so I think it is an area where it is important the candidate’s views are clear. I am publishing videos outlining my own views, as well as the [...]

Who Owns Science?

“Who Own Science” was the title of a free public lecture given by Sir John Sulston in Cambridge on Wednesday 5th November. Sulston was giving the Cambridge Philosophical Society’s Honorary Fellows Prize Lecture for 2008. The title had been borrowed from the opening of “The University of Manchester’s Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation” at [...]