publicity. I arrived early and found a seat, struck by the visualpolitics as audience members, marked by keffiyehs, kippahs, hijabs and clothes
emblazoned with institutional affiliations and political slogans, took their places.
They sat in raised chairs encircling the invited speakers, like spectators at a boxing
match. There was a buzz of collective anticipation in the air as the NUS president
introduced the meeting and the room fell silent. As the debate unfolded, the tone
quickly became confrontational, the atmosphere tense. Audience contributions