Philosophy sit in could turn into hunger strike

AA apr21 philosophy1.JPGPhilosophy students past and present have staged a sit in and are refusing to leave a Greenwich University building until their demands are met.

The group who are protesting against a proposal to axe BA Philosophy from the university programme have been holed up inside the School of Humanities and Social Sciences since yesterday afternoon and have run out of food.

Philosophy graduate Lloyd dudderidge said: "We want our choice of representation from this group to be present at the academic planning meeting and we want an unmediated meeting with one of the three decision makers, Baroness Blackstone, Simon Jarvis or Joanne Finkelstein.

"No one has been out to give us any information on what is going on. Joanne Finklestein's office had to be moved to another building this morning so at least we are inconveniencing them.

"Now we are running out of provisions so need people to bring us food. We have no food at all."

The final decision on the future of the course is expected on May 5.