Teach Outs

UCU members are collaborating with students to create an exciting programme of teach outs: free public events addressing themes raised by the strike over threats to our pensions and deteriorating pay. Over a thousand people attended our teach out programme in 2018, so we know that students – and the wider public – appreciate the chance to carry on learning from each other. The teach out programme also reminds the University that it is people who make education work, not the buildings or the technology inside. 

During the eight days of strike action planned between 25 November and 4 December, Cambridge UCU is hosting a number of themed teach out sessions.

The programme for week 2 of strike action is below.

Branch-organised teach outs

Monday 25 November 5-7pm
Violence Against Women and Girls: Time to Make a Stand
https://www.facebook.com/events/773205206460671/
Lucia Windsor Room, Newnham College

Tuesday 26 November 3-5pm
Resisting the Market in Higher Education
https://www.facebook.com/events/2526553997433092/
CUSU / GU Lounge, 17 Mill Lane

Wednesday 27 November – 2-4pm
Training: Run an Anti-Casualisation Campaign in your Department
https://www.facebook.com/events/452171415437450/ 
CUSU / GU Lounge, 17 Mill Lane

Friday 29 November – 1.15 – 3.15pm
People’s Assembly: Climate Justice and the University
https://www.facebook.com/events/2350307755222557/ 
Great St Mary’s Church

Monday 2 December – 3-5.30pm
Complicity in conflict
https://www.facebook.com/events/1279725995532855/
St Andrews Baptist Church, St Andrews St

Tuesday 3 December – 1-2.30pm
Voices from the Global Uprisings and Resistance
https://www.facebook.com/events/2517218438603935/
CUSU / GU Lounge, 17 Mill Lane

Tuesday 3 December – 2 – 3.30pm 
Film screening: Espero Tua [Re]Volta – Your Turn
https://www.facebook.com/events/281875256060069/
Old Divinity School, opposite St John’s College. 

Join us for a showing of an award winning documentary on the student movement and occupations in Brazil since 2013. 

Tuesday 3 December – 3.30 – 4.30pm 
“No Pass laws here!” Resisting the Hostile Environment
https://www.facebook.com/events/440094096692525/
Old Divinity School, opposite St John’s College. 

Tuesday 3 December – 4.30 – 5.30pm
Racism, Eugenics and the University
Old Divinity School, opposite St John’s College. 

Wednesday 4 December – 3.45 – 5pm
Kashmir: occupation, resistance, solidarity
https://www.facebook.com/events/1638022769673469/
St Andrews Baptist Church, St Andrews Street

Department-organised teach outs

Tue 26 Nov 2-4pm
Out at Work LGBTQ+@Cam, with Sarah Franklin
Newnham College, Lucia Windsor Room (organised by UCU members, department of Sociology)

Tue 26 Nov 5-7pm
Revisiting the Responsibility of the Intellectuals—What can we Learn from Syria? Teije Donker and Zeina Al Azmeh
Fitzpatrick Gallery, Queens College (organised by UCU members, department of Sociology)

Thu 28 Nov 12.30- 1.30pm
Care, academia, activism, Asiya Islam
Newnham College, Lucia Windsor Room (organised by UCU members, department of Sociology)

Thu 28 Nov 4-5pm
Legacies of Slavery Archival Workshop
https://www.facebook.com/events/510675546195236/
Keynes Hall, King’s College (organised by UCU members, King’s Traces of Empire and Cambridge Legacies of Slavery Open Discussions)

Fri 29 Nov 12.30-2.30
Institutional Space: Living Creatively in Collegiate Cambridge – Natasha Tanna
Trinity Hall, MCR (organised by Tactics and Praxis)

Weds 4 Dec – 5-7pm
Archives and Enslavement
Keynes Hall, King’s College (organised by UCU members involved in the Archives of the Disappeared Research Network – alongside Cambridge BME and Legacies of Slavery Inquiry Independent Working Group)