Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanks for that

Happy Thanksgiving, all!

Today, I am thankful that I come from a family and a financial background that has allowed me to get the kind of high-class education that I have enjoyed in the United States and now in the United Kingdom. Tertiary education used to be free for all UK citizens just a few years ago and now the new coalition government is threatening to lift the cap on tuition so that fees could rise, conceivably to an unlimited amount (£9000 a year is the current talk).

Protests have rocked the capital (and the country) as a result of these developments. Yesterday students occupied many universities, including my own, University College London. This is a shot of some of those students gathering prior to sitting in at the UCL Finances office.

3 comments:

  1. Wonderful photo. It seems this sadness is all over the world.

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  2. I wondered if you were going to University College. The last time I was in London, I got a tour of that college and found it a very intresting place. I couldn't agree more with the students here. I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving so far away from your home!

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  3. I did my PhD at UCL 30 years ago. Nice to see the old place once again. Disgraceful how those who had free Uni now want to charge for it.

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