25 Years On: News International Dispute 1986-87

Major exhibition commemorating 25 since the historic strike at Wapping involving the print unions and Rupert Murdoch’s News International

On 24th January, 1986, Rupert Murdoch’s News International group moved production of its four national newspapers to Wapping in London’s Docklands.

Over 5,000 production and clerical workers were sacked overnight. The journalists were not sacked but more than 100 – the “refuseniks” – took a stand on principle and walked out of their jobs.

The exhibition presents dramatic images and accounts of the dispute and the challenges for print and media workers. Pictures, leaflets, posters and memorabilia will be on display.

There will be a public launch on Tuesday 4 October at 6pm featuring speakers directly involved in the dispute.

Event Information

Location: New Academic Building
Cost: Free
Website: www.guardian.co.uk/…/…


  • 1 October 2011, 10am-5pm
  • 2 October 2011, 10am-5pm
  • 3 October 2011, 09:00 – 21:00
  • 4 October 2011, 09:00 – 21:00
  • 5 October 2011, 09:00 – 21:00
  • 6 October 2011, 09:00 – 21:00
  • 7 October 2011, 09:00 – 21:00
  • 8 October 2011, 10:00 – 17:00
  • 9 October 2011, 10:00 – 17:00
  • 10 October 2011, 09:00 – 21:00
  • 11 October 2011, 09:00 – 21:00
  • 12 October 2011, 09:00 – 21:00
  • 13 October 2011, 09:00 – 21:00
  • 14 October 2011, 09:00 – 17:00

International NGOs: Representations of Global Poverty and Development

A one day conference: 8 September 2011, 10:00 – 17:30

International NGOs play a significant role in humanitarian aid, developmental activities and service provision and in the shaping of public policies. However, their role as institutions of representation that construct our knowledge of, and link us to, the global poor remains under-researched. The conference brings together academics, practitioners and policymakers to discuss how we come to understand global poverty, development and human rights through the public messages of INGOs. It debates the challenges and consequences of INGOs’ representations across key issues and ideas of charity, justice, aid, consumerism, ethics and the visual, and through engagement with three interlinked elements- representation, production, and reception.

The event is sponsored by the ESRC as a part of the postdoctoral fellowship (PTA-026-27-2546) of Nandita Dogra and also marks the announcement of the forthcoming publication of her book ‘Representations of Global Poverty: Aid, Development and International NGOs’.

Event Information

Location: Lecture Theatre, Ben Pimlott Building
Cost: Free and all welcome, but registration via email is essential
Organised by the Centre For Cultural Studies
Time: 8 September 2011, 10:00 – 17:30

Whose University?

Two-Day Symposium
Co-hosted by GLITS, Goldsmiths Literature Seminar and InC Research Group in Continental Philosophy
Thursday 9 June 2011 and Friday 10 June 2011
9:30 am, Goldsmiths

In the wake of the government’s plans to drastically alter the funding of higher education, the very ethos of the university is undergoing transformation. At stake are learning for its own merit, the validity of disciplines, the forms of life there produced and the concept of academic freedom, all under scrutiny amidst concerns of value – monetary, societal, public and private. The intention of this symposium is twofold: to defend the role of arts, humanities and social sciences in academic learning and to establish a discourse for the university as a public good beyond the well-rehearsed humanistic defences of the past and the emerging value-based discourses of the present.

GUCU Emergency General Meeting

Thursday 31 March
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Council Room, Laurie Grove Baths

1) Next steps in the USS dispute
2) Congress delegates

Goldsmiths in Occupation

21 March 2011
Goldsmiths students occupy management building in solidarity with the lecturers strike. Aims and demands plus press release and messages of solidarity here.

The Future of New Cross

Discuss and Plan the Future of Public Services
11 April 2010
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, All Saints Community Centre 105 New Cross Road (Corner of Monson Road)

Every resident of SE14 (and nearby) is invited to discuss and plan the future of Public services in New Cross.

South London Feeder March

To TUC March for the Alternative
26 March 2010
11:00 am, Kennington Park

Southwark and Lambeth Save our Services (SoS) and Lewisham Anti-Cuts Allilance (LACA) have called a South London regional feeder march to join with the TUC March 26th national demonstration against the cuts.

The South London regional feeder march will leave from Kennington Park at 11.00 am on Saturday March 26th and join the main demonstration in central London.

The regional march will bring together activists, protesters, union members, service users, all races, creeds and colours, all sexes and sexualities, the young, old and in between, to express the opposition South Londoners feel to the ConDem coalition cuts and the local councils that implement them. Lewisham, Lambeth and Southwark have already seen large and militant protests outside their councils, to express our outrage at the millions of pounds being slashed off services, thousands of redundancies, privatisation and outsourcing. We intend to build that movement into one large enough to not only protest against the cuts but to stop them.