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CAF Official Launch – 27 February 2024

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Durham debate on Gaza shut down by protestors

Durham University has allowed protesters to prevent a debate on the Israel-Palestine conflict from going ahead.  Durham University’s Durham Union Society (DUS) organised a debate to take place on 7th June on the motion This House Believes Palestinian Leadership is the Biggest Barrier to Peace. The debate was to have three “pro-Israel” and three “pro-Palestine”…

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Exeter University introduces “Inclusive Practitioners Commitment”.

On 28 May, all staff at the University of Exeter received the following invitation in the university’s Weekly Bulletin: The link took readers through to a “commitment” which runs as follows: Inclusive Practitioners Commitment 2024 My goal is to be the kind of person that LGBTQ+ people can confide in and feel safe around, whether…

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British Medical Journal Open refuses to publish “transphobic” comment.

The BMJ Open has refused to publish a ‘rapid response’ comment by Professor Michael Biggs, on the grounds that he holds views which are “transphobic”.  Michael Biggs is a professor of sociology at the University of Oxford. In February 2023, the BMJ Open, a leading medical journal, published an article on the demographic characteristics, long-term…

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