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Prospective students contact: universityforstrategicoptimism (at)

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  1. November 24, 2010 8:01 pm

    Sirs! madams! You have my blessings and full endorsement! If you ever need me for a benefit gig or something, do let me know. I’ll put on a good showfor you.
    well done on the bank thing, i thought it was excellent.

    professor elemental

  2. heather permalink
    November 27, 2010 12:17 am

    I am a lecturer in Econosocial Happiness and Kindness, and am looking for a part-time position with your prestigious institution. I am willing to do work experience and my research skills are very notable indeed. Please let me know when and where the next seminar will be. I am happy to do lectures, tutorials and seminars etc.

    (really love you guys! Inspirational!)

  3. Gabriel permalink
    November 28, 2010 12:12 pm

    Hello I am a lecturer in guerilla gardening the art of thaking care of OUR streets
    Love your ideas
    keep em posted and let me know if you need any plantaction

  4. Adam permalink
    November 28, 2010 4:25 pm

    Hello, I wondered if our esteemed university had considered partaking in the national teach-in, organised by the Education Activist Network, who can be found hither –

    and their ‘teach-in’ is to be held in central London on sunday 5th December, information hither –

  5. Carola permalink
    November 30, 2010 5:25 pm

    Dear Professors,
    several lost students hunger for knowledge, wish to attend to the lectures! dates and places could be further announced?

  6. John permalink
    December 1, 2010 6:14 pm

    Well Done to you all from a fan in Ireland.
    Keep up the Good work.

  7. December 1, 2010 11:20 pm

    Congratulations on your public expression of desire! The Art School in The Art School in the US would love to be your study abroad program: exchange students, syllabi, faculty. We’ll be following you.

  8. David Graeber permalink
    December 3, 2010 6:18 pm

    This is not a contact page it’s a comment board. Actually there appears to be no way to contact you guys, which is annoying because I have an important question about people who need space for the event tomorrow.

    • flashbank permalink*
      December 3, 2010 6:31 pm

      David, sorry the email address is at the top of the page but has (at) instead of @ to stop spam trawlers selling us viagra, watches etc. I’ll email you directly with some of the organisers for this event’s contact details. Cheers.

  9. Eli permalink
    December 9, 2010 11:12 am


    Sorry, but I am compelled to make a small criticism: please check your spelling and use of words such as effect/affect. Such mistakes can adversely affect your image and weaken your influence.

    I love today’s video, and the lectures are excellent 🙂

  10. dolly the sheep permalink
    December 10, 2010 7:48 pm

  11. December 29, 2010 8:58 pm

    This initiative is wonderful, especially the idea of reading Capital, but why does it have to start so bloody early on a weekday? How are — WORKERS — supposed to attend from 4pm in the afternoon pray tell?

    • flashbank permalink*
      December 30, 2010 5:44 am

      Not much we can do about the lecture times. There will be a parallel reading/discussion group that will take place in the evenings. Details will be posted on the blog when they are sorted.

  12. Professor Frank Owen permalink
    January 7, 2011 10:48 pm

    good morning , i am Professor Frank Owen PhD MA B&Q MFI
    I received my PhD from the “University of Saint Martin in the twelve hour night shifts on the factory floor since i was 16 in the fields” and i am an experienced lecturer in “subversive home improvement”
    I would like to offer my congratulations and good wishes to the University of Strategic Optimism – Bravo! the idea of giving a series of public lectures, in public spaces that would otherwise be used to the detriment of the public , is genius.
    where there is ingnorance and fear , may you bring truth and optimism.

    take a look at tony Benns interview with micheal moore on youtube at

  13. Professor Frank Owen permalink
    January 7, 2011 10:59 pm

    How do i attend a lecture ?

  14. February 10, 2011 8:02 am


    I would like to do a rEvolutionary talk/workshop on Universal Law as it relates to environmental issues.

    The info is here:

    Cheers from Nick.

    EcoTort Theatre,

    +447930 341 534

  15. JGWLB permalink
    February 17, 2011 2:45 am

    A random idea… but what about a freeze/mass sing-a-long style protest to this:

  16. February 20, 2011 11:58 am

    I am a recent graduate concerned by the current state of our country/ economy (aren’t we all!). However, rather than smash windows at Millbank and attack the royal convey, (unfortunately leading to the branding of all disgruntled students as violent anarchists); I decided to write a song! Please have a listen, I’m sure you will love it! And help to spread this refreshingly satirical take on British politics around the world.

  17. Lynne Friedli permalink
    March 25, 2011 10:25 pm

    I wonder if one of the erudite professors at UFSO would like to give a lecture on the theme celebrated in the latest Green Paper from the Cabinet Office. A worthy successor to the free free market market. Yes, you’ve guessed! The theme is Giving. So much to say, so little time.


  18. emilymuna permalink
    August 11, 2011 12:38 am

    Brilliant blog- so informative and well written! I’ve added a link to your blog on my blog, I know its not much though.

  19. January 27, 2012 3:10 am

    I am the 1% of the 99%, which means I’m fucked. Tell me what I should do.

    • flashbank permalink*
      November 21, 2012 2:09 pm

      We wholeheartedly agree! Don’t be taken anywhere by a grain of salt if you are not already friends, or if they are acting suspiciously. If they are being friendly, then we don’t know, make your own mind up?

  20. March 13, 2013 3:36 am

    comrades I picked up The Student Handjob at bluestockings in manhattan, I love it and I want to copy and distribute part of it at a protest encampment this weekend. even pirates gotta ask sometimes, I want yr permission so hit me back –


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