This history of radical innovation at the University of East London is an inspirational account of what can be achieved in a climate of educational experiment, freedom and cooperation.
This is a book to feast on, with an amazing array of topics and a host of world- renowned authors. Its fascinating and informative history of the radical university is a powerful challenge to the new framing of university education, reinvigorating debates on the purpose of HE, and its relationship to democracy both within and beyond the university.
Diane Reay, Professor of Education, Cambridge University
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Tanya Frank describes UEL's impact on her life and work on the LW blog.
In the buzz and fervour of it all, I started to find my voice, to read critically, to pin myself on the map, to know where I stood politically. Although I was attending the polytechnic part time, two days a week rather than three, in my heart and mind, in my gut that now churned with excitement and novel ideas, I was more than part-time, more than full-time; I was a whole new me…