AFAF Membership

Getting involved with Academics For Academic Freedom (AFAF) is easy. We function as a network of academic contacts at universities in the UK and Ireland. Being part of our network means that you are a member of AFAF.

Our network is essential to keep AFAF and our members informed of the state of free speech and academic freedom in every institution. 

Several universities have autonomous local AFAF networks or branches. The University of Edinburgh AFAF was the first, followed by the Universities of Buckingham, City, University of London, Derby, Dundee, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Portsmouth, and Queen Mary University of London. More branches are being formed. Visit our Branches page on our website for more information. If you are interested in forming a branch at your institution please contact us (see below) and we can come and speak at an informal event or a launch event.

If you are interested in becoming part of the AFAF network, and/or would like to join a branch,  please sign the AFAF Statement of Academic Freedom and you will be asked about membership of the network. Alternatively you can get in touch with the director, Professor Dennis Hayes, using the contact form on this website or on Twitter: @ProfDHayes.  There are no membership fees but donations are always welcome!

The names of all members of the national network are confidential. They will receive regular communications about AFAF and there will be a meeting for all members as part of the first AFAF annual conference on Saturday 11 November 2023 at City, University of London. 

(Photo Credit: Steve Forrest)

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