Today it was the turn of Pete Cresswell to appear before the Board of Discipline, charged, like the other nine, with occupying Senate House ‘with the intention of hampering the University in the discharge of its duties’. In addition, Pete faces the charge of ‘forcibly preventing Mr HH Burchnall (the Registrar of the University) from ascending the staircase from the ground floor of Senate House and so reaching his room in order to discharge his duties on behalf of the University’.
The following documents relevant to Pete’s trial can be read here:
- Notification of the charge: received by the Ten in Senate House on March 19th.
- The ‘confession’: in response to the ten being served with charges, other occupants signed a ‘joint confession’ admitting equal responsibility.
- Summary of Evidence: the University’s summary of the proceedings in the trial of Pete Cresswell
- Letter confirming verdict and penalty: received by the ten on April 11. This is Pete’s copy.
- Grounds for appeal: prepared by Professor Griffiths of the LSE on behalf of some of the defendents.
- Ordinance 16: it was under this section of the University’s discipline regulations that the ten were charged and found guilty.