A leaflet issued from Senate House on Wednesday 18 March, after 9 days of the occupation:
Occupation of Senate House
As you know Senate House was occupied by students on Monday 9 March. This occupation has been based on five demands:
- That Senate, Council and Court proclaim their opposition to all forms of discrimination om racial grounds and consequently disassociate themselves from the views the Chancellor, the Marquess of Salisbury, and call for his resignation.
- That Council and Court order a detailed schedule of all University investments – to be published in the staff newsletter and in Guild Gazette
- That an independent public inquiry be held into the methods used at all levels for keeping data and information on staff and students
- That the Vice-Chancellor give satisfactory answers to questions on secret files and on Chemical and Biological warfare
- That there be no discrimination against those people taking part in the occupation
We have continued this occupation because we wish to make clear our concern for the issues raised by our demands.
These issues are fundamental and cannot be overlooked.
No comment has been receceived from the Vice-Chancellor and his silence indicates that in this University both secrecy and racialism will continue.
We ask you again to consider these five demands.
We are determined to fulfil our wider responsibilities.