Author Archives: The Free Hetherington

Response to the ‘Hetherington Inquiry’

On 23 March, University of Glasgow Principal Anton Muscatelli announced an internal investigation, to be chaired by Rector Charles Kennedy, into the events surrounding the eviction of the Free Hetherington, which had happened the previous day. On 9 September, its … Continue reading

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Free Hetherington – 7 Months – Occupation Lifted, Welcome to the New School Year.

The Free Hetherington occupation is lifted as of midday 31st August 2011. This is its 212th, and final, day of enforcement. Here is our final statement. * * * The Occupation We would like to extend our thanks to all … Continue reading

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Hannah’s experience of the Free Hetheringtonā€¦ graduations!

On Wednesday 31st August, 13 University Gardens will be empty for the first time in seven months, and a space which has come to signify so much more than what is contained within its walls will come to an end. … Continue reading

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One person’s experience of the Free Hetherington… and “cheesecake cake”

“Kiwi John” has been an occupier at the Free Hetherington since late April. This article by him tells how he got involved, what he did and what it meant to him. It really started with “cheesecake cake”. A friend had … Continue reading

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Student protesters declare victory as Glasgow University sit-in set to end

Students at the University of Glasgow occupation are celebrating this week after Principal Anton Muscatelli conceded defeat in his attempt to impose swingeing cuts on the University. The u-turn comes after six months of pressure exerted by students occupying the … Continue reading

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Safer Spaces Policy

The Free Hetherington is striving to be a permanent autonomous space where everyone can feel safe and comfortable. To make this happen, we have a Safer Spaces Agreement. By being here, we agree to respect the following ideas. The basic … Continue reading

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Video: John Holloway at the Free Hetherington

Stuart Platt kindly recorded the talk earlier this month. Great quality video (watch in full-screen), fantastic conversation. Thank you to John, the organisers, and all the participants. A real must-watch. John Holloway at the Free Hetherington, Glasgow. Part 1 from … Continue reading

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