EDL Leader Steps Down

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EDL leader steps down. Bradford councillors rejected a bid to ban the English Defence League (EDL) last week in the aftermath of the anti-Islamist group’s protest there, its first demonstration since leader and founder Tommy Robinson stepped down in October. Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, attributed his decision to the realisation that the EDL’s street Read More

Save ULU

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The unexpected UoL management decision to close University of London Union (ULU) has caused shockwaves across the university. The union, which represents 170,000 students, will be replaced with a corporate student services centre on Malet Street from the 1st of August next year.  The changes threaten many popular sports and societies at ULU, such as Read More

Police clash with students at ‘Save ULU’ demo

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A demonstration opposing the abolition of the University of London Union (ULU) by University of London management has ended in clashes with police.  Around 200 protesters assembled outside ULU and processed through Bloomsbury, passing Birkbeck and SOAS. The University of London, which has banned protests from taking place at Senate House, blocked entry to the Read More

Egyptian speaker chased away by mob at SOAS

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Mohammad Tahboub and Tom King Pro-coup talk called off after Muslim Brotherhood protest A video published online and obtained by The SOAS Spirit shows a representative of the Egyptian Tamaroud movement being chased out of a Palestine Society event in the Khalili Lecture theatre by angry Muslim Brotherhood protesters. Tamaroud is a popular Egyptian Read More

SOAS given £20m donation from Alphawood foundation

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The University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) has received what is said to be one of the biggest donations ever to a UK university.  The £20m gift would be “transformational”, SOAS said to the BBC. Read the full story here. Read More