Lancaster University rent strike, 1974-5
|As mentioned in my gallery on University Radio Bailrigg in the mid-1970s, there was a rent strike in 1974-5, which did severe damage to the relationship between the students and the administration (here's vice-chancellor Charles Carter).|
|It began in the Michaelmas term of 1974|
|Dragging on into 1975, it was at least a boon to campus media:|
|- but in March 1975, a bad situation was made worse by a heavy-handed action against a Cartmel College student.|
The Student's Union consequently occupied the university offices in Alexandra Square.
Speeches were made in the square.
|So the University authorities called in the experts.|
|The next move came in May, when debt recovery proceedings were initiated against strikers.|
|The repercussions of the strike and occupation dragged on right through the next academic year too.|