Free Speech Seminar Series

The University of Buckingham Branch of Academics For Academic Freedom (AFAF) is organising a series of termly seminars looking at freedom of speech from a variety of philosophical and political perspectives. We are pleased to have support for this initiative from the University All the talks are free, but preregistration is required.

Summer 2024

On International Academic Freedom Day – Monday 20 May – we have invited Professor Umut Ozkirimli to discuss Is there a left way out of woke? the subject of his new book Cancelled: the left way back from woke.

Spring 2024

On Tuesday 26 March, as part of her ‘victory tour’, Professor Jo Phoenix was ‘in conversation’ with Professor Dennis Hayes about her employment tribunal triumph and its implications for gender-critical voices in higher education.

Autumn 2023

Professor Anthony O’Hear talked about How ‘my truth’ militates against free speech on Wednesday 11 October at 18.00 in the Vinson Auditorium.

Summer 2023

To launch our series we were pleased to welcome Dr Joanna Williams to talk about Free Speech In a Time of Woke on Wednesday 7 June at 18.00 in the Vinson Auditorium.

(Photo credit: Dennis Hayes)

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