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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:32 pm 
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Oxford Academics and students are encouraging other universities across the country to do the same through a website –

http://www.noconfidence.org.uk/


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:10 pm 
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Count me in! :evil:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:16 pm 
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Sassie'sDad wrote:
Oxford Academics and students are encouraging other universities across the country to do the same through a website –

http://www.noconfidence.org.uk/


No names on the website, all very anonymous, I'm getting a bit fed up with hidden campaigners.

So let's do some web searching.

http://www.whois.net/whois/noconfidence.org.uk.com

Registrant Name: Registrant Name:David Le Brocquy


http://www.plaxo.com/profile/show/47246 ... 1374efa944

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Now then Mr Le Brocquy, what were you saying?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:34 pm 
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Some Oxford names behind the campaign quoted here:
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/s ... 416355&c=1

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:28 pm 
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Thanks MaryLou, I have added my name now :) Oooh not that I went to Oxford or anything :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:10 pm 
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Thanks MaryLou, I have added my name now :) Oooh not that I went to Oxford or anything :lol:


That's the point - the aim is to take the no-confidence campaign outside the dreaming spires of Oxford and whatever the equivalent is in Cambridge... :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:34 am 
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Thanks, that's me signed up. :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:22 pm 
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David Willetts's former tutor says: 'I have no confidence in him'

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011 ... confidence

"Oppenheimer said he believed a sector of the university system – Oxford, Cambridge and "two or three others" – should be allowed to opt out of government regulation and to develop "like the Ivy League universities in America". That way, he said, they would be able to charge their own fees and be "far more effective in promoting fairness and access and redistribution"."


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:41 pm 
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AC Grayling, a professor of philosophy at the universities of London and Oxford, will welcome next year the first students to the New College of the Humanities to study for degrees in English, philosophy, history, economics and law taught by academics from Harvard, Princeton, Oxford and Cambridge.

There is a starry lineup of professorial talent: Richard Dawkins will teach evolutionary biology and science literacy; Niall Ferguson will lecture on economics and economic history; and Steven Pinker will teach philosophy and psychology.

Inspired in part by the business model of American Ivy League universities where $40,000 (£24,000) annual fees are not unusual, New College will cost double the maximum tuition fee allowed in government-funded universities. It is set up to deliver a profit to its shareholders who include the professors and a team of wealthy businessmen who have bankrolled the plan.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/201 ... g-ferguson


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:28 pm 
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NCH - an interesting development! Yet for all their promises of financial assistance etc. I won't be surprised if ordinary, modestly-earning, hard-working families, especially those with several children, will be excluded since, as usual, they won't qualify for any means-tested scholarships or concessions despite being unable to afford such fees. Why are these things never calculated on a sliding scale?

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