Michael Chanan’s video blog: Teachers and Learners

FILM: Lecturers go on strike in Bristol.

 

The repercussions of the cuts in higher education are being felt in Bristol, where lecturers at the University of the West of England (UWE) have been forced to take strike action over threats to staffing. Michael reports on the strike and finds out what students who supported it think about the situation.

Michael Chanan is professor of film at Roehampton University (and previously taught at UWE). His video blog documents the emerging anti-cuts movement and will lead to a full-length film. You can watch previous instalments here.

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Police shoot man in parliament

A man carrying what appeared to be a knife was shot by armed police after entering the parliamentary estate. 

From the window of the parliamentary Press Gallery, I have just seen police shoot a man who charged at officers while carrying what appeared to be a knife. A large crowd was seen fleeing from the man before he entered the parliamentary estate.

After several officers evaded him he was swiftly shot by armed police.

Ministers have been evacuated and journalists ordered to remain at their desks. 

More follows. Read Julia Rampen's news story here.

Armed police at the cordon outside Parliament on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Getty

George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman.