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Professor Martin Hall, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Salford and historical archaeologist, has written a piece in support of CDBU on his personal blog, which has also been reproduced on the higher education blog Wonkhe. Here are a few excerpts:
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Thomas Docherty, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick and a member of the [Steering Committee](http://cdbu.org.uk/?page_id=74) for the Council for the Defence of British Universities, has just [written a piece in the US’s Chronicle of Higher Education](http://chronicle.com/blogs/worldwise/in-britain-an-assault-on-academic-values/31146) about the current direction of UK educational policy. Following is an excerpt.
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Professor Mary Margaret McCabe from King’s College London, a member of the [Steering Committee](http://cdbu.org.uk/?page_id=74) for the Council for the Defence of British Universities, has just [written a piece in the Times Higher Education](http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=421954&c=1) about the CDBU’s plans to expand its membership base. Following is an excerpt.
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Ten days ago, the House of Lords debated the question: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of recent reforms of the higher education system on university education and research in the arts, humanities and fundamental science.   The Council for the Defence of British Universities (CDBU) was founded to...
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Last night Howard Hotson, [Professor of Early Modern Intellectual History](http://www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk/about/people/profile/details/howard-hotson.html) at St Anne’s College, Oxford and [Chair of the Steering Committee](http://cdbu.org.uk/?page_id=74) of the CDBU, made a guest appearance on Newsnight to discuss the student protests and the future of higher education in the UK.
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The CDBU was recently featured in an article in the International Herald Tribune. The piece was subsequently reprinted in the New York Times. Here’s an excerpt:
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Writer, broadcaster and CDBU Founding Member Melvyn Bragg (pictured here on the right) recently wrote a short piece in the Telegraph about the CDBU’s launch last week. Here’s an excerpt:
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On Wednesday, 21 November, university students will assemble in London to protest against the current state of UK university policy. The primary concern expressed in this demonstration is outlined by the National Union of Students as follows: Education is a good thing in and of itself – it enriches the lives of individuals and communities....
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One of the Founding  Members of the Council for the Defense of British Universities (CDBU), the Astronomer Royal, Lord Rees, is to debate against David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science, on the subject “Can British Universities Keep Ahead in a Global Future?”. The debate will take place on Wednesday, 12th December....
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As well as plenty of coverage in the British media, the launch of the Council for the Defence of British Universities (CDBU) has made headlines in the foreign press as well. Here’s a round-up of just some of the stories: Washington Monthly (USA) BBC China The Australian Bianet (Turkey) Actualitte (France)
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