Stop the closure of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study!

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sivasambo sridas
Jan 5, 2021
It's vital to have this sort of information and knowledge

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Errol Murray
Jan 3, 2021
ICwS stands at the very heart of Commonwealth and Post-Colonial Studies in the UK. Founded in 1949, ICwS is the only postgraduate academic institution in the UK devoted specifically to the study of the Commonwealth.

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Peter Robb
Jan 2, 2021
Specialist units such as ICS do increasingly struggle but losing them causes irreparable harm. London University would be diminishing itself.
Peter Robb, Professor Emeritus, formerly Pro-Director, SOAS, past President, Royal Asiatic Society.

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Sam Moody
Nov 17, 2020
I am an alumnus of the ICwS and it was one of the happiest years of my life. It set me up for my career in international development and human rights, and I made lifelong friends.

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Arunima Himawan
Nov 13, 2020
Do not close this institute! The programmes it offers, access to resources and opportunities are unique and cannot be found elsewhere. (A former ICWS graduate)

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Kenneth Wilson
Nov 11, 2020
The world is changing and the choice of ignorance is expensive

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Joseph Dolman
Nov 10, 2020
I feel that this area of studies is so vital to understanding ourselves and other members of the commonwealth

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David Le Breton
Nov 2, 2020
I am signing because the ICwS has unique knowledge and understanding of the nature and origins of the Commonwealth which is irreplaceable and must be retained for future generations to appreciate and to guide their political and international policies accordingly.

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Lee Coppack
Oct 30, 2020
I believe that once dispersed, the valuable work of the School of Advanced Study may get lost in the priorities of other institutions.

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John McCoy
Oct 29, 2020
On Brexit eve could there be a more rediculous time to consider closing this historically relevant institution!