Letter confirming verdict and penalty

This is the letter received by Pete Cresswell on 11 April 1970 notifying him of the decision by the Board of Discipline in his case. The other nine received similar letters, though in Pete’s case there were two charges, not one.

The University of Liverpool

11th April 1970

Dear Mr Cresswell,

I am writing to inform you of the decision of the Board of Discipline in your case.

The Board found proved the charge against you that you are guilty of conduct which was detrimental to the discharge of the duties of the University in that

(i) on 9th March, 1970 and succeeding days you occupied the Senate House and excluded the staff of the University with the intention of hampering the discharge of those duties;

(ii) at or about 8. 45 a.m. on 10th March, 1970 you forcibly prevented Mr. H.H. BURCHNALL (the Registrar of the University) from ascending the staircase from the ground floor of the Senate House and so reaching his room in order to discharge his duties on behalf of the University.

The penalty imposed by the Board is that you be expelled from the University with effect from 12 noon on Saturday, 11th April, 1970.

You are entitled to appeal to the Board of Appeal against either finding or penalty or both and notice of any such appeal must be submitted in writing to the Registrar within ten days of the date of this letter.

I enclose an extract from the Disciplinary Regulations relating to the Board of Appeal.

Yours sincerely,

R. Butler, Secretary to the Board of Discipline.

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