Socialist Worker

London occupiers set up 'truly free' university

Issue No. 2275

“There’s a new university in London—and it’s free,” says Kitty, a postgraduate student at London School of Economics and part of the camp’s Tent City University working group.

The Tent City University is the part of Occupy London dedicated to organising teach-ins, “teach-outs” and educational events.

The university puts on various workshops during the day. At 6pm every day it organises a large lecture.

Speakers so far have spanned from Polly Toynbee on inequality to Phil Marfleet on the Egyptian revolution.

“You can really feel the buzz when the discussion gets going,” says Kitty. “It draws people in as they pass, which is what we were aiming for.”

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