Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Mutiny presents 'Education on Trial'

Mutiny: 'Education on Trial'
Thursday 4 November, 6-11pm, University of London Union (ULU)

'Mutiny is about activists coming together to share ideas and practical skills. The audience define the event.

So we are actively seeking speakers, school students, contributors, artists, primary school teachers, professors, trade union leaders and members, historians, social scientists, filmmakers, students and everyone who wants to fight the cuts. So join the mutiny!

The event will be held days before the ‘Fund Our Future: Stop Education Cuts’ demonstration, called by the National Union of Students and the University and College Union, on Wednesday 10 November 2010 in central London.

Mutiny will discuss the future of education and help mobilise a huge and united march. University of London Union president Clare Solomon will host the Mutiny event on Thursday, November 4 at The Venue, ULU, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HY.

Mutiny is a loose collective of activists, academics and artists, students, union members and freelance trouble makers. We have come together to debate the key ideas and strategies around grass roots campaigning and direct actions.

The “On Trial” events are a hybrid of entertainment and discussion centred around a ‘pub table setting’ in which all members of the audience are able to participate by joining the discussion. This is a safe space for intelligent and frank debates, music, films and art.

Every event starts with speed debating and contains three main sessions. The first tends to centre of people’s lived experiences, the second opens up an anaylsis while the third is a space for looking for solutions and sharing skills, ideas and tactics. We also have art exhibited, films projected, DJs and a bar.'

Via Facebook Event

Also see: 'Mass movement needed to stop this attack on students'

Image from Saturday's 'Rethink Education' event at ULU



  1. OK. As an NASUWT rep and supporter of the TUC position, I support any action to fight cuts to investment in education (which enables the successful future of our society) Why just primary school teachers? I'm a High School teacher...

  2. Good question. It's not how I would have worded the publicity myself, but I'm guessing it could just as easily refer to secondary teachers (which I am myself, so I sympathise). I think the main point is the stress on having a range of perspectives and voices, in addition to emphasising that the shape of the event is, in some ways, still up for grabs.