from Times Higher Education
Smells like the spirit of 1968
1 April 2010
Anyone who wants to know what universities are for "should look at Britain and do the opposite".
That was the view put forward at a conference in Leeds, which heard that "those who value critical thinking and knowledge for its own sake are now cowering in the wardrobe like Anne Frank".
Paul Taylor, senior lecturer in communications theory at the University of Leeds, was speaking last week at the Roundhouse conference on critical theory and education.