Poetic Protest against Rising Tuition Fees at Cambridge University

For Cambridge University student Owen Holland, the act of leading a poetry recitation (in November 2011), resisting the much controversial increase of tuition fees at universities in England and Wales has costed him two-and-a-half years of suspension. Holland read out a poem in protest of rising tuition fees, interrupting a speech by the Universities Minister David Willetts.

Whilst 60 other staff and students have admitted their participation in this protest, only Holland was charged with the suspension, raising questions not only about the fairness of the period of his suspension, but also about the fairness of rise in university fees. Below is the video of this incident. Poetry submissions in reflection of this incident may be posted further down on this page.

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