Scientists unite to stop Imperial College cancelling biologist Thomas Huxley2. Feb 2022
Imperial College must not “disown” one of its founding fathers, Thomas Huxley, eminent scientists have warned as they urged the university not to remove his bust or rename a building named after him
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Transgender disputes threaten to split university unions2. Feb 2022
Academic unions are facing deepening divides over transgender issues, just as they seek to unite members in fights for fairer pay and pensions.
In the UK, a new group of early career academics has claimed that the University and College Union has failed to stand up for scholars facing harassment ...
Academics at Durham Uni accused of mobilizing against college head12. 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 ...
Prof. Jo Phoenix resigns after harassment campaign11. 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 ...
‘Proportionate’ free speech bill would be ‘welcome’, says UUK11. 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.
John Cleese blacklists himself from Cambridge University event11. 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”.
Mother-of-two law student cleared of misconduct by university11. 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.
J. Murray: Lawyer for academic freedom11. 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.
Harassed, silenced & compared to a racist for my gender critical views5. 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.
Kathleen Stock: Uni Sussex professor quits5. 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 ...