2018 Spring Teach-In

The UCU knows that students are disappointed to be missing teaching and we wanted to take the opportunity to keep teaching, just not for Newcastle University. We enjoy teaching, we want to continue to teach, but we cannot do it whilst the university management profits while cutting our pensions. So for now we will teach for free and we have set up daily teach-ins.

What is a teach-in? It is a general educational forum, intended to be practical, participatory and oriented towards action. These sessions are open to ALL: students, staff and interested members of the public.

Below are the titles, dates and venues.  For more details on each session see here: UCUTeach-InFlyer

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  • Thursday, Feb 22 (11-12) Thomas’ Church, Haymarket: “What Sort of University Do We Want? And Is it Too Late to Save Newcastle University?”

 

  • Thursday, Feb 22 (11-12) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: “No Words are Too Trivial to Ignore: Using Language to Examine Language Use (& How it Gets Twisted)”

 

  • Friday, Feb 23 (11-12) – St Thomas’ Church, Haymarket: Climate Change: Myth or Misery? And What Can We Do About It?”

 

  • Friday, Feb 23 (11-12) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: “The Joy of X: A Brief History of Mathematical Notation”

 

  • Friday, Feb 23 (12-1) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: Mapping the Musical City: A Workshop Exploring the Sounds of Newcastle”

 

  • Friday, Feb 23 (12-1) – St Thomas’ Church, Haymarket: “From Newcastle University to Hong Kong: Non-Violent Protest and Why ‘Occupy’ Matters”

 

  • Monday, Feb 26 (11-12) – St Thomas’ Church, Haymarket: “The Re-Making of Higher Education as a Private Good: Student Debt, Tuition Fees and Marketization”

 

  • Monday, Feb 26 (11-12) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: Equality in the University: Putting Class in the Picture

 

  • Monday, Feb 26 (12-1) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: “Poverty and Education”

 

  • Tuesday, Feb 27 (11-12) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: “’The Theatre of his Black Revenge’: Heiner Műller’s Rewriting of Titus Andronicus (1985)”

 

  • Tuesday, Feb 27 (12-1) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: “Mobilisation and Collective Action: Theory and Practice”

 

  • Wednesday, Feb 28 (11-12) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: “Political Protest and Culture: The Work of Politics in the Work of Art”

 

  • Wednesday, Feb 28 (12-1) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: “Protest (and) Culture in Iceland: On Sierra’s Memorial to Civil Disobedience”

 

  • Monday, March 5 (11-12) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: Transgender Warrior/Union Activist: Leslie Feinberg and Intersectional Struggle

 

  • Monday, March 5 (12-1) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: “Representing Women in the Media: The ‘They’ and the ‘We’

 

  • Tuesday, March 6 (11-12) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: “What is Revolutionary Thinking?: Levellers and Diggers”

 

  • Tuesday, March 6 (12-1) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: “Feminist Activism: Past, Present & Future”

 

  • Wednesday, March 7 (11-12) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: “The Madness of King Lear

 

  • Wednesday, March 7 (12-1) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: A Right to the City? Reflections on Efforts to Achieve Citizen Influence in Austerity Newcastle”

 

  • Thursday, March 8 (11-12) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: “Protest in 1890s American Periodicals”

 

  • Thursday, March 8 (12-1) – St Thomas’ Church, Haymarket: Can Nonviolence Change the World? From Vietnam Teach-ins and Martin Luther King to Strikes at Newcastle University”

 

  • Thursday, March 8 (12-1) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: “Nonviolent Direct Action in the Civil Rights Movement”

 

  • March 12 (11 to 12) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: Literature, Labour, and Leisure: What We Can Learn from the Rise of Literary Professionalism

 

  • Monday, March 12 (12-1) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: “A Good Death”

 

  • Tuesday, March 13 (11-12) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: “An Introduction to Sartre and Radical Freedom”

 

  • Tuesday, March 13 (12-1) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: “May 68, Student Power and Education”

 

  • Wednesday, March 14 (11-12) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: “Why the Tackle should be Banned in School Rugby”

 

  • Wednesday, March 14 (12-1) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: “‘Burned like a tattoo’: Friendships, Groups and Hierarchies in School”

 

  • Thursday, March 15 (11-12) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: “Is Literature Dangerous? Everyday Resistance in the Renaissance”

 

  • Thursday, March 15 (12-1) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: “Convincing the Rats to Bell the Cat: The Radical Politics of Piers Plowman

 

  • Friday, March 16 (11-12) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: “Why Does the Past Matter?”

 

  • Friday, March 16 (12-1) – Hotspur Pub, Percy Street: “The Nineteenth-Century

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