THREATS TO THE CLASSICS DEPARTMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
If you are a JACT member you will be aware of this and hopefully will have already taken action.
Because of financial constraints the Classics department at Leeds is considering cutting its straight language degree courses in Latin and Greek in order to ensure its survival as a department still able to provide courses and research opportunities in Classical Civilisation. Furthermore the university authorities are considering the closure of the whole department, thus ending more than 100 years of Classics education in the city. The university is committed to seeing all students who start a course in September 2010 through to the end of their degree, and this assurance stands good for the 2010 intake on the language programmes too.
For more details see the Classics@Leeds blog at http://classicsatleeds.blogspot.com/.
Above all please sign the petition at http://www.PetitionOnline.com/clalds10/.