Introducing the Free University Network (by Joel)

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November 29, 2012 by sarahamsler

Introduction: Seeking Kindred Spirits

My name is Joel Lazarus. After leaving university, like so many young men and women today, I went to work in finance. After five years working on trading floors in Tokyo and London, I left to get a postgraduate education that took me first to SOAS and then on to Oxford. I completed my PhD in October 2011.

I have no official job as such. Instead, I eek out a meagre living teaching at several universities. Like so many others, I have grown increasingly disillusioned with the corporate, marketised direction of higher education.

A few years back, I began to look around for alternative ideas and initiatives and kindred spirits. Read more…


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