Dear Assistant Manager of Accommodation Services,
The 11 Bedford Square Occupiers will be using the building’s teaching
spaces for anti-cuts organising. We will provide some space so that
teaching that usually occurs in the building may go ahead without
rescheduling or significant relocation.
We will keep our Monday schedule relatively light. This means that on
Monday all scheduled classes may run as usual. However, from Tuesday
we will have a fairly full programme of events and we will need to
collaborate on timetabling issues.
We don’t believe our presence here should be a problem. We understand
that Royal Holloway controls the building next door. We’ve accessed
this space: we know that it contains very good teaching facilities and
that these are used lightly, if at all.
You might suggest that your internal booking system is more
complicated than this; that the rooms next door can’t be accessed at
such short notice; that for these and other reasons we’ve given you a
splitting bureaucratic headache.
It wasn’t us who introduced the fantastically overcomplex system of
university resource management now in general operation. We don’t
accept these conditions of artificial scarcity. There’s no need to
send students and staff to Egham. You have several very fine, unused
teaching spaces about thirty metres away. Why not use them?
We are happy to negotiate both with administration and with individual
members of staff on issues of teaching space availability. We would
appreciate it if you could email us a timetable ASAP so that we can
organise in the light of it.