STEPHEN FRY JOINS THE CAMPAIGN TO SAVE CLASSICS AT ROYAL HOLLOWAY!


Edith Hall
STEPHEN FRY SUPPORTS CAMPAIGN TO SAVE CLASSICS AT ROYAL HOLLOWAY.

Actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, poet, comedian, television presenter, film director, and a director of Norwich City Football Club, Stephen Fry writes in support of the Campaign:

“It grieves me beyond measure to think that Royal Holloway believes it can dispense with its Classics and Philosophy departments and still claim status as a significant institution of higher learning. If it wants to change from education to vocation, then fine. But let no one be surprised when generation after generation emerge like robots, dedicated and adapted to one set of tools, while the liberating power of an educated mind, able to turn itself to any enquiry and master any discipline is denied them. You might as well tell the world that the Dorchester has decided against cooking and will be dispensing vitamin tablets to all its guests from now on. Fatuous, tragic, the falsest of false economies. I can hear the Houyhnhnms’ dying shivers as the Yahoos surge forward, knuckles grazing the ground.”

http://www.rhul.ac.uk/classicsandphilosophy/home.aspx
https://twitter.com/#!/stephenfry
https://twitter.com/#!/RHULClassics
http://www.facebook.com/groups/211973652180032/
http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?CLatRHUL&1
https://nobodysaknowitall.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/if-you-believe-in-education-for-educations-sake-not-for-proft-please-sign-this-petition/ 

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