Anatomy of a trial: papers from Pete Cresswell’s hearing

Pete Cresswell appeared 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 faced 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:


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