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CDBU Updates
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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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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What is to be done? This was the leading question aired at the inaugural meeting of the Council for the Defence of British Universities (CDBU) at the British Academy on the evening of Tuesday, 13 November. Such was the consensus amongst Founding Members of the need for action that few words were wasted lamenting the...
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We’re delighted to see that the new Council for the Defence of British Universities (CDBU) has been receiving plenty of press coverage from outlets around the world, ahead of our official launch at the British Academy on Tuesday 13th. Here are some of the highlights:
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The Council for the Defence of British Universities now has social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook: You can find us on Twitter at @cdbuni and talk about us using the hashtag #cdbu You can find us on Facebook here If you support the idea of the Council, please do consider following us and telling...
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