Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The AHRC and Big Society in the news again

. . .  this time in the letters pages of The Guardian (found here):

Willetts says it is a "misconception" that the government's policies do not value arts and humanities. However, the Arts and Humanities Research Council has found it necessary to include the government's failed "big society" programme in its delivery plan for strategic research funding priorities. What kind of model is this for other countries to emulate? Note: I led a petition to remove the "big society" from the Arts and Humanities Research Council's delivery plan.

Dr Thom Brooks
Newcastle University

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