subtext is an independent email newsletter for those working or studying at Lancaster University

subtext is designed:

  • to be an alternative source of information about University governance and politics
  • to be a forum for opinions and debate about the future of the University
  • to enhance a sense of community and collegiality among members of the University
  • to encourage a culture of questioning and speaking out
  • to demonstrate that, even in the context of the modern university, one can freely express opinions without fear of backlash

The first issue of subtext was circulated in December 2005.

This is the archive warehouse for issues up to 169 (23 November 2017). For subsequent issues, details of how to subscribe, information about how to contact the editorial collective and the list of current editors, please go to the new site at