November 24th, 2010
University of Oxford Radcliffe Camera Occupation Statement:
We – students and residents of Oxford from a range of institutions and backgrounds – are occupying the Radcliffe Camera because we oppose all public sector cuts. We stand in solidarity with those who are affected by the cuts and those who are resisting them.
We believe that education should be public and free for all. To this end we demand that the University of Oxford reiterate its opposition to education cuts and commit to not increasing fees for any courses. We also demand that the University pledge never to privatise.
These demands are non-negotiable. We will only accept a response from the University in the form of a public statement by the Vice Chancellor to the national media.
The University should not pursue or support any action taken against those involved in this legitimate and peaceful form of protest.
We call upon other education institutions in Oxford and nationwide to publicly support these principles and demands.
This library is now open to all members of the public and we invite you to join us.