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New Left Review I/227, January-February 1998

Tithi Bhattacharya

Dismantling Apathy: The Students’ Occupation at SOAS

On 2 December the students at the School of Oriental and African Studies (soas) ended a twelve-day-long occupation of their library, when the School management accepted their demand for full and free access to the Senate House Library, the central library of the University of London. The occupation, although opposed bitterly by a minority of students at soas itself, was an event that attracted a tremendous response, both in Britain and abroad, of solidarity and concern.

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