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Two decades of student politics

Title
Two decades of student politics
Genre
Feature
TX Date
27 May 1985
Year of production
1985
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Duration
00:42:59
Description
Two Decades of Student Politics, presented by Clive Bull and the student report team. A look back at student protest and politics from the 1960s to the 1980s. Includes recordings of student protests and views on the purpose of the National Union of Students (NUS). Also includes news report on demonstrations against Patrick Harrington, National Front supporter and student at North London Polytechnic; report on the rise of Conservative student politics. Speaking are: Shirley Williams, former Education Secretary and SDP President; Tariq Ali, activist; Trevor Phillips, former NUS President; Phil Woolas, NUS President; David Steel, Liberal Party; John Selwyn Gummer, Conservative Party; Sue Slipman, former NUS President and St David’s University College, Lampeter, student; Giles Radice, shadow education minister; Geoff Smith, former University of London student; Steve Morgan, NUS Vice-President for welfare; Vicky Phillips, NUS; Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister; Harry Greenway MP; Sir Keith Joseph, Education Secretary. Engineer: Martin Cox; producers Jessica Bond and Carrie Rosen. Music by Tears for Fears.
Contributors
Keith Joseph; Margaret Thatcher; David Steel; Shirley Williams; Clive Bull; Harry Greenway; John Gummer; Giles Radice; Phil Woolas; Tariq Ali; Sue Slipman; Trevor Phillips; Jessica Bond; Martin Cox; Geoff Smith; Steve Morgan; Vicky Phillips; Carrie Rosen; Tears for Fears
Keywords
Politics; Trade unions; Education; UK; Political protests; Conservative Party; France; Demonstrations; Higher education; Europe; Students; Educational grants; NUS; Student finance; University students; Student movements

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