Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Major announcment tomorrow on AHRC and Big Society

There will be a major announcement tomorrow. It will concern the decision by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to include several references to the "Big Society" in its delivery plan on strategic research funding priorities. The "Big Society" is a political campaign slogan.

Several highly distinguished members of the AHRC Peer Review College have come forward to offer their resignations en masse by Monday, 27th June if there are no positive developments towards the removal of the "Big Society" in the AHRC delivery plan. This will be a very significant show of support for an important cause that demonstrates the strong desire for a change.

Please contact the AHRC and David Willetts (Universities Minister) to call for this important change now.

Please contact me if you are a member of the AHRC Peer Review College.

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