I am a Nigerian research student. The main thrust of my research concerns the legacy of colonialism in education in Western Nigeria. The debate on colonialism has assumed tremendous attention […]
The universities minister, Jo Johnson, announced today that under the sway of the new Office for Students (OfS) universities must guarantee free speech. If they do not and continue supporting […]
Over 2,640 students’ union officers, LGBTQ+ activists, academics and students have signed a letter demanding an apology from Professor Louise Richardson, vice-chancellor of the University of Oxford. What did Richardson do to […]
Jeremy Willinger invites AFAF members and others to join the Heterodox Academy: There can be no more vital issue for academics than academic freedom. The university system was founded on […]
Should a university privilege knowledge or skills? Are ideas central to its mission or should university education focus on employability? Should universities be free and open to discuss everything or […]
Academics must be defiant in their defence of free speech. I want to defend irresponsible speech, unwise speech, offensive speech, threatening speech and vituperative speech. ‘Reclaiming Our University’, a manifesto […]
The 2017 Free Speech University Rankings (FSUR) – sponsored by AFAF – is out. spiked’s groundbreaking analysis of campus censorship in the UK has published its third annual report, and […]
Academic Freedom Congress instructs the NEC to bring to Congress in 2018 a statement in defence of Academic Freedom as an addition to UCU Rules Section 2 ‘Aims and Objects’.
Free speech has become an issue of significant controversy. This debate will assess a number of key questions, including:
The government’s ‘Prevent’ strategy sees the sudden psychological ‘radicalisation’ of vulnerable children and young people as the cause of today’s apparently meaningless acts of terrorism.