United Kingdom

Academics at Durham Uni accused of mobilizing against college head

12. Dec 2021

Top academics at Durham University are accused of whipping up mob of left-wing students attempting to oust head of college for defending Rod Liddle speech furore

  • Senior Durham University academics accused of whipping up Left-wing student mob
  • Left-wing students are trying to oust the head of a college amid a free-speech ...
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Prof. Jo Phoenix resigns after harassment campaign

11. Dec 2021

I resigned from The Open University last night. The University has allowed things to escalate to a point beyond repair. My trust and heart have been broken. As many of you know, I am taking the OU to the Employment Tribunal ...

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‘Proportionate’ free speech bill would be ‘welcome’, says UUK

11. Dec 2021

The Westminster government’s campus free speech bill could be helpful for higher education institutions provided it is “proportionate and manageable”, according to Universities UK.

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John Cleese blacklists himself from Cambridge University event

11. Dec 2021

John Cleese has cancelled an appearance at Cambridge University after a visiting speaker was banned for a Hitler impression.

The star, who said he had done a similar impression on a Monty Python show, said he was “blacklisting myself before someone else does”.

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Mother-of-two law student cleared of misconduct by university

11. Dec 2021

A mother-of-two law student who was investigated by university chiefs after saying ‘women have vaginas’ has today been cleared of misconduct.

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J. Murray: Lawyer for academic freedom

11. Dec 2021

James Murray is a higher education and employment lawyer at Taylor Vinters, a law firm specialising in research and innovation. He has written a number of articles dealing with academic freedom and free speech on campus.

Read his articles here.

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Harassed, silenced & compared to a racist for my gender critical views

5. Nov 2021

My name is Jo Phoenix. I am Professor of Criminology at the Open University.

I am bringing an employment tribunal claim to hold the OU to account for the public campaign of harassment that has made my working life unbearable, and I really need your support.

My ...

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Kathleen Stock: Uni Sussex professor quits

5. Nov 2021

A professor accused of transphobia for her views on gender identity is quitting her post at the University of Sussex.

Philosophy professor Kathleen Stock, who rejects the claim, said she would be leaving after “a horrible time” and “difficult few years”.

Earlier this month an ...

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CERN: new petition for an open discussion

8. Jul 2019

Controversies in recent years and months in the academic world (most recently involving Prof. Strumia at CERN) relating to gender issues have shown that there is much disagreement on what constitutes best practice with regard to gender equality. There seems even to be considerable disagreement between scientists of different disciplines as to fundamental ...

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Building A Free Speech Network (UK)

14. May 2019

Free speech is under threat in universities but there is growing opposition to bans and censorship. This opposition is led by students, student groups and academics. The Speakers’ Corner Trust, Liberate the Debate (LtD) and Academics For Academic Freedom (AFAF) began to form ...

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