Rad Cam Occupation Over – Normal Service Resumes

So, after some radio silence from those involved in the occupation last night, it emerged that lots of police stormed the building yesterday afternoon and forcibly removed the protesters, searching them for precious key undergraduate history texts.

It is unclear whether the police were in the employ of the proctors or the English undergraduate finalists who have been complaining about not getting access to their stack requests. These finalists seem to have spent all their time on Facebook setting up events and groups like this one and this one, as opposed to actually, you know, doing their essays.

Back in what I call ‘real life’, I spent yesterday trawling through photographs of the Northern Irish Troubles looking in particular at how masculinity and femininity are presented. This was really interesting, if a little depressing. Below are three that I found most interesting…

Women carry the coffin at an unknown IRA funeral, 16/3/1988, Photo from Belfast Telegraph Troubles Archive

Women carry the coffin at an unknown IRA funeral, 16/3/1988, Photo from Belfast Telegraph Troubles Archive

Photo by Philip Jones Griffiths, 1973.

A woman mows the lawn while a soldier patrols in her garden. Photo by Philip Jones Griffiths, 1973.

A young boy with paramilitary tattoos looks into the camera.

A young boy with paramilitary tattoos looks into the camera. Photo by Peter Marlow

No copyright infringement intended. Photos 2 and 3 are from Artstor

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