Goldsmiths students occupy town hall

About 50 students at Goldsmith’s university in south London, including members of Socialist Students, went into occupation of Deptford town hall, now part of Goldsmiths on 3-4 November.

They were protesting at the expected effects of the Browne Review as well as at the plans to introduce new sky-high fees. The Con-Dem backed review, which calls for an end to public funding for arts and humanities courses, will have a devastating impact on Goldsmiths which is a more arts-oriented part of the University of London.

Martin Powell-Davies of Lewisham National Union of Teachers and the NUT national executive brought along a message of support from teachers and the local Socialist Party branch.