Paul Kennedy obituary | Education

My father, Paul Kennedy, who has died aged 78 after suffering from pancreatic cancer, was a writer and sociologist, and a hugely popular lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. His final book, Vampire Capitalism (2018), was a prescient study of the devastating effects of liberal capitalism on both the masses and the environment. He also co-authored, with Robin Cohen, the influential Global Sociology (2000), published in eight languages. His early published works, including Ghanaian Businessmen (1980) and African Capitalism (1988), focused…

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Oxford Union security staff appear to manhandle blind student – video | Education

Footage appears to show security staff manhandling a postgraduate student shortly before he was allegedly ‘dragged by his ankles’ out of the Oxford Union debating chamber. Ebenezer Azamati, who is blind, is said to have arrived early to reserve an accessible seat, before leaving to eat dinner at his college. When he returned, security officials entered and removed him from the building Source link

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Blind student dragged from Oxford Union chamber ‘by his ankles’ | Education

The Oxford Union has been heavily criticised after a blind student was reportedly “dragged by his ankles” out of a debating chamber, leading to calls for the union president to resign. The incident, which was caught on video and described by the Oxford University Africa Society (OUAS) as “violent, unjust, inhumane and shameful”, left the student feeling “unwelcome in the union, Oxford and even the country”. Ebenezer Azamati, 25, a postgraduate student from Ghana studying international relations, is said to…

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