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On Monday 28th November, members of the UEA Council will decide the fate of the School of Music. Council will decide either to shut the school, or to accept an alternative plan: an offer by the Royal Musical Association to send in – for free –  a team of 4 top academics with a proven track record of running successful schools to properly assess the School of Music, granting the School a period of reprieve while the review is undertaken, then to follow through the RMA panel’s recommendations. We are anticipating the decision from Council at around 4pm.

Please continue to show your support for the Save UEA Music campaign. There are two events that we are encouraging you to attend:

1. Public rally Wednesday 23 Nov, 1-4PM, LCR.
Rally against the closure of the music school with speakers and music. Come and make your voice heard!
Speakers include Ian Gibson (Former Labour MP Norwich North) Adrian Ramsay (Deputy Leader of the Green Party) and more. Plus live music 12-1PM!/event.php?eid=140869672686030

2. Silent protest and concert Monday 28 November 9:30-16:00
The Registry/The Square!/event.php?eid=141078449331804

We will be gathering in the square at 9.30am, before heading to The Registry to arrive at around 9.45am. Just before 10am when Council members are due to arrive, a klaxon will sound and silence will fall. Once Council members are in the building, a second klaxon will sound and normal proceedings will return. There will be live music in the Square for the rest of the day.

3. If you have not already done so, please sign the petition and encourage your colleagues to do the same:

The Save UEA Music campaign will also be discussed at Friday’s UCU General Meeting, at 1PM in Arts 2.01. Jonathan Impett (MUS) will speak about the campaign.


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