Last Wednesday students from Exeter College, University and friends marched through the city. When we reach the college we were told the demonstration had ended…but we continued onward and upward, with the beautiful sight of almost 150 joyous people pouring into the Peter Chalk Centre. Our aim was to peacefully occupy in protest to widespread funding cuts and to open a new, free, space for learning and discussion.
In the 7 days that have passed the Newman A lecture theatre has transfomed into a free university, with lectures, workshops, discussions, performances, and creativity a plenty. Whilst scheduled lectures take place we sit peacefully, but when they finish we fill the space with a wonderful and organic programme of inspriational talks and lectures, free tea and delicious food, and many beautiful ideas.
The Christmas tree is now up, so please come along and join us for the last few days of the Exeter Occupation and enjoy the space of our free university.