A group of students have taken action to challenge arms company sponsorship of the Big Bang Fair held at Essex University during the Christmas holidays. The fair, which aims to inspire young people to become scientists and engineers, makes no mention of the destructive impact of it’s sponsors. Prince Charles even dropped in for a visit.
Upon learning that the fair was sponsored by arms companies such as Selex and BAE Systems, students from Essex University arranged a protest to show their opposition. Despite a heavy police presence the students made it clear that arms companies were not welcome on their campus.